Showing posts with label Ambassador Moore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ambassador Moore. Show all posts

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Footage of Winston Churchill's visit to the set of CITY LIGHTS, September 24th, 1929


A few days after his visit with Chaplin, Mr. Churchill wrote to his wife Clementine: 
"We made gt friends with Charlie Chaplin. You cd not help liking him. The boys were fascinated by him. He is a marvellous comedian - bolshy in politics - delightful in conversation. He acted his new film for us in a wonderful way. It is to be his gt attempt to prove that the silent drama or pantomime is superior to the new talkies. Certainly if pathos & wit still count for anything it is out to win an easy victory." (www.loc.gov)
Besides CC and Churchill, others in the footage include (L-R):
Chaplin's studio manager Alf Reeves, Churchill's son, Randolph, Churchill's brother, John,
his son, John, Jr., and Chaplin's friend, Ambassador Moore (note his photobomb at :54).