Friday, April 8, 2016

Chaplin selling Liberty Bonds on Wall Street, 98 years ago today


In the Spring of 1918 Chaplin spent one month touring the southern U.S. selling Liberty Bonds. Last year I created a short series which focused on several dates of the tour, providing an in-depth "play by play" of each appearance, as well as the physical and mental toll the tour had on him. There were enormous crowds everywhere he went. Just imagine if you were around in 1918 and Charlie Chaplin was coming to your town?

Click here for the series.

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  1. My 13 year old Dad is in that crowd somewhere. He was working as a messenger on Wall St.
    Phil

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    1. What a thrill. Did he remember much about it?

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  2. He remembered the huge crowd and Fairbanks lifting CC up in the air.

    P

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  3. Was this during a work day? Looks like NYC shut down big time! Poor Charlot and his nerves....

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    1. It was a Monday. I wonder how many people called in sick?

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