Showing posts with label A Night Out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Night Out. Show all posts

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A NIGHT OUT, released February 15, 1915


Shot in Niles, CA, this film marks the 100th anniversary of Edna Purviance's first appearance onscreen.

Even though she is adorable in the film, Edna herself didn't think much of her performance:
"...before I began to be a picture artist, I had thought myself gifted with a little more than ordinary intelligence. After the first day in front of the camera, I came to the conclusion that I was the biggest 'boob' on earth.
"Charlie was very patient with me, though, and after my first picture, in which I think I was terrible--'A Night Out,' you know--I began to get used to the work, and although I have had occasional relapses, as Charlie calls them, I am at least 'camera-wise' by now." (Pictures & The Picturegoer, May 6, 1916)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A NIGHT OUT, released February 15th, 1915

Filmed in Niles, CA, this is the first film to feature Chaplin's long-time leading lady, Edna Purviance.

Charlie's cane doubles as a toothpick. 

Chaplin with fellow drunk, Ben Turpin, and Leo White (the Count)

A palm frond doubles as a toothbrush.

Edna...


Friday, February 15, 2013

A NIGHT OUT, released February 15th, 1915


This was the first of five films Chaplin shot at the Essanay studio in Niles, CA. It was also the first film to feature the lovely Edna Purviance.