|Filming this scene held up traffic for hours on a busy L.A. street.|
Filming on location was the norm in the early silent days. But given its distractions, Charlie was often at odds with these expeditions. In fact, he loathed them.1 Therefore it's not surprising to find the following clipping about a problem Charlie encountered during location shooting for His Musical Career, which was released 100 years ago today.
|Moving Picture World, October 24th, 1914. ("The Song Shop" = "His Musical Career")|
According to Chaplin by Denis Gifford: "only Charlie's fame saved him from arrest."
For a closer look at the filming locations for His Musical Career see this post on John Bengston's "Silent Locations" blog.