Showing posts with label Memorabilia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memorabilia. Show all posts

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lobby card for A Day's Pleasure, released Dec. 15th, 1919

The card shows seasick Charlie being attacked by Tom Wilson who becomes too nauseated himself to continue. Edna Purviance, who plays Charlie's wife, is on the left. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lobby cards for A DOG'S LIFE

L-R: Edna Purviance, Henry Bergman (dressed as a woman), Loyal Underwood, Charlie, Granville Redmond (a deaf-mute painter who had a studio on Chaplin's lot), & (I think) Dave "Andy" Anderson (former Keystone Kop who later became the skipper for Chaplin's yacht, Panacea, in the 1930s)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The bowler hat, cane, and boots in the above photo were part of a Christie’s auction of Charlie Chaplin memorabilia from 1987. According to my own copy of the auction catalog, all 3 items were authenticated by Ted Tetrick who worked for Chaplin as a costumier (he was also married to Charlie's second cousin, Betty).  The description states that Charlie selected the hat from the studio costume department himself and the cane was one of his favorites. Both were used in The Great Dictator (1940). The boots, which were custom made, had a hole drilled in the right heel for “stunts”.  I have read elsewhere that there was also a shoe of the correct size (either a size 5 or size 8) built inside the oversized boots, so he could move around more easily. According to Tetrick, these boots were worn by Chaplin in many of his films.

Thursday, July 26, 2012