Monday, February 25, 2019

The Greatest Chaplin Picture -- February 25, 2019

Boise Captial News, 06-February-1919
100 years ago this month, in February, 1919, Chaplin's "Shoulder Arms" was doing great business.  Here we see it advertised above the Mary Pickford feature in Boise, Idaho.

Moving Picture World, 22-February-1919
Meanwhile, Essanay was still trying to squeeze money out of its Chaplin films.  Note that this ad mentions new prints, which makes me think that the old prints were already worn out.

Moving Picture World, 08-February-1919
"This is the first showing of new prints on these subjects, which were produced shortly after Charlie Chaplin joined the Essanay forces nearly four years ago."

I wanted to reproduce this multi-page ad in its entirety.  "The Case for First National:"

Moving Picture World, 22-February-1919
Mr Charles Chaplin gets a page to himself.

Motion Picture News, 22-February-1919
Chaplin dropped plans for a tour around the world so he could concentrate on finishing his movies for First National, so he could get to work for newly formed United Artists.  "In his latest picture it is said that Chaplin has departed from his original characterizations and that he intends to present a new study in comedy."  I wonder if that refers to the fragment now called "The Professor":

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