Showing posts with label Leo White. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leo White. Show all posts

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Chaplin with members of his stock company on the set of his first Mutual film, THE FLOORWALKER, c. April 1916


L-R: Henry P. Caulfield (Manager of the Lone Star Studio), Leo White, Edna Purviance, Chaplin,
Charlotte Mineau, Eric Campbell, Lloyd Bacon and Vincent Bryan (scenario editor/writer).
Same group, different pose
Front Row: Caulfield, White, Edna, CC, Mineau, Bacon. Back row: Bryan, Campbell

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A JITNEY ELOPEMENT, released April 1, 1915

Written and directed by Charles Chaplin

Edna's father wants her to marry Count Chloride de Lime but she only has eyes for her true love, Charlie. In order to save her, he poses as the Count at dinner until the real Count shows up. Fights, car chases, & brick throwing ensue.

Chaplin shot this film on location in San Francisco. Click here to watch an interesting little "then and now" video by Gerald Smith and David Totheroh.

Enter Charlie
Edna throws him a note from the balcony
Charlie, posing as the Count, cleverly cuts the bread into an accordion.
The real Count de Lime (Leo White) arrives. 
Naturally they're going to fight
And there's even a pile of bricks nearby. How convenient.
Car chase
Charlie stockpiles more conveniently-placed bricks. 
More car chase scenes

And an adorable Charlie and Edna ending. 

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...


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Members of the Mutual company c. 1916. Henry P. Caulfield (Manager at Lone Star Studios), Leo White, Edna Purviance, Chaplin, Charlotte Mineau, Eric Campbell, Lloyd Bacon and Vincent Bryan (scenario editor/writer). The set of The Floorwalker is in the background.