Showing posts with label Caught In A Cabaret. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caught In A Cabaret. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A couple of new (to me) photos

These were included in the Chaplin film locations piece on the Travel Channel a couple of nights ago (Time Traveling with Brian Unger). No credits were given for them so I'm not sure whose collection they are from.

This one is from a 1917 charity baseball game. More photos here.
I believe this is on the set of Caught In A Cabaret (1914).
 Mabel Normand is next to Charlie.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Marie Dressler visits Charlie & Mabel Normand on the set of "Caught In A Cabaret", 1914


Charlie wrote on the back of the photograph:

“This is Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler and myself (Charlie). With all the photos I have had I have not one with myself straight. Taken with Marie’s camera. Very bum.”

Source: Chaplin: Genius Of The Cinema by Jeffrey Vance

CAUGHT IN A CABARET, released April 27th, 1914

Chaplin's twelfth Keystone was directed by Mabel Normand even though Chaplin is often listed as co-director. However, the film contains so many Chaplinesque ideas, it's obvious that she gave Chaplin the same creative free rein that director Joseph Maddern did with Twenty Minutes Of Love.