Sunday, July 15, 2018

Charlie Chaplin Has His Picture Taken -- July 15, 2018

Cine Mundial, July, 1918
The North American Film Service was releasing movies by both Charlie Chaplin and Chaplin imitator Billy West ( in Spanish-language markets.  I like the figures of Chaplin playing around his name.

Moving Picture World, 06-July-1918
Essanay was rereleasing individual Chaplin movies, along with the Snakeville Comedies, which are not nearly as funny.

Film Daily, 14-July-1918
Essanay was also releasing Chase Me Charlie, a feature compiled in Britain from several of Chaplin's Essanay shorts.

Moving Picture World, 06-July-1918
"...with an hour of continuous fun."

Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
"Keep Up The Nation's Morale!"

Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
Chaplin's initial release for First National, "A Dog's Life," set a record in New York.

Moving Picture World, 20-July-1918
Chaplin was working on his next film, "Shoulder Arms," a service comedy, with the help of Corporal OW De Varila, "who fired the first shot in France for the United States artillery..."

Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
Chaplin had a visit from Polish-American pianist Leopold Godowsky.  He received a lot of visitors.

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