Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chaplin Denies Rumors -- October 18, 2015

Motography, 02-October-1915

"Famous Essanay Comedian Thoroughly Satisfied with Present Surroundings and Has No Thought of Joining Other Companies."

Moving Picture World, 09-October-1915
 "Chaplin Will Stick."  "Mr. Spoor and myself are in perfect harmony in regard to the work so why should I leave, even if I had no contract?"

Moving Picture World, 09-October-1915

Essanay touted Chaplin's latest, "Shanghaied," as "The Greatest of the Essanay Laugh-Makers."

Moving Picture World, 16-October-1915
Essanay contined to warn exhibitors about "Fake Films" and "Fake Chaplins."

Moving Picture World, 23-October-1915
"Is he Charles Chaplin?"  My guess is no.  There were many Chaplin imitators. 

Motography, 09-October-1915
George Levi was arrested for renting prints of Chaplin films and making "dupes" (duplicates).

Motography, 16-October-1915
Other pirates recut Chaplin movies to produce "new" films.  "Charles Chaplin in 'The Mix-up' (4 reels), 'Ambition' (4 reels), and 'The Review' (3 reels).  Charles Chaplin states that he never appeared in any of the above pictures, and never appeared in any four reel motion picture." 

Motography, 16-October-1915
HL Wallick offered Chaplin in "The Property Man," a Keystone, and "Ambition," one of the four-reel fakes mentioned above.

Moving Picture World, 02-October-1915
A New England exhibitor offered "also a four-reel Chaplin feature entitled 'Ambition' which we understand is an exclusive."

Moving Picture World, 09-October-1915
A Louisville exhibitor worked hard to advertise "By the Sea," a legitimate Essanay.

Moving Picture World, 02-October-1915
The Bijou-Grand in Walla Walla, Washington ballyhooed Chaplin films using a cutout on the hood of an auto.

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