Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What Happens When Comedy Meets Tragedy? -- April 17, 2019

Moving Picture World, 12-April-1919
100 years ago this month, in April, 1919, Charlie Chaplin met with actress Alla Nazimova and director Herbert Blaché to look at stills from her latest movie, The Brat.

Moving Picture World, 23-August-1919
A colorful ad for The Brat.

Moving Picture World, 05-April-1919
A severe windstorm hit "Hollywod" on 17-March-1917, damaging Chaplin's studio.  The article says he had finished shooting his next film, "Sunnyside."

Moving Picture World, 05-April-1919
Meanwhile, back at Essanay, they were pushing rereleases of Chaplin movies.

Moving Picture World, 05-April-1919
There is that word, "revivified," again.

Moving Picture World, 26-April-1919
World Film Corporation took over the distribution of some of the Essanays.

Moving Picture World, 26-April-1919
"Mr. Chaplin is the biggest box office bet in the world today because he projects entertainment pure and simple to all classes and conditions of audiences."

Moving Picture World 04-July-1914
The World Film logo featured an elephant.

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