In this letter to Charlie, dated June 4th, 1936, Sydney gives a critical analysis of his younger brother's latest film, Modern Times, and suggests ideas for future projects, including a proposal to transform the Tramp into an animated character.
1Wheeler Dryden, Charlie and Sydney's half-brother, was in Java making a film with James A Fitzpatrick (better known as the narrater for Traveltalks)
2This was possibly a reaction to Chaplin's portrayal in Disney's Mickey's Polo Team.
3Minnie Chaplin died of breast cancer in September 1936.
Day By Day: 1936: A document of one year of Chaplin's life