Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914)

Mabel's Strange Predicament - Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin in the hotel lobby
Mabel’s Strange Predicament—Charlie Chaplin—February 9, 1914 Mabel’s Strange Predicament is a short film, 17 minutes long, starring Mabel Normand, with Charlie Chaplin as the villain of the picture.   Mabel Normand was, at the time, a major film star, as well as one of the first female movie...
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Chaplin’s Limelight and the Music Hall Tradition

Chaplin's Limelight and the Music Hall Tradition
Editorial Review of Chaplin’s Limelight and the Music Hall Tradition Charles Spencer Chaplin was a stage performer before he was a filmmaker, and it was in English music hall that he learned the rudiments of his art. The last film he made in the United States, Limelight, was...
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Chaplin in Paris

Charlie Chaplin: Interviews
(Chaplin in Paris – originally published September 20, 1921 in the New York Herald (Paris Edition)) Charlie Hunts up His Old Haunts Charlie Chaplin, the king of mirthmakers, has at last found that which he came to Europe to seek–a simple rest.   This was true up till...
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Between Showers (1914)

In this early Charlie Chaplin film, Charlie competes with another man (Ford Sterling, at the time a major comedy film star) in trying to help a pretty young lady cross a muddy street.   The two rivals fight over various items in their struggle to be first to...
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The Face on the Bar Room Floor (1914)

The Face on the Bar Room Floor - €”starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios
The Face on the Bar Room Floor – €”starring Charlie Chaplin, originally released August 10, 1914, by Keystone Studios The Face on the Bar Room Floor is a different film for Charlie Chaplin – he plays the part of a painter, who loses the woman that he loves to...
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A Film Johnnie (1914)

The Charlie Chaplin short film, A Film Johnnie, has Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp character as a star-struck movie patron, who becomes determined to meet the film heroine that he’s become infatuated with at the Keystone movie studio.   Attempting to get into the studio, Charlie’s little tramp has...
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Charlie Chaplin sues Chaplin imitator

The Fatal Mallet - classic Charlie Chaplin silent short film
originally published February 20, 1925, by Marjorie Driscoll in the Los Angeles Examiner [In 1925, Charlie Chaplin sued Charles Amador, a film comedian who was a “Chaplin imitator” who used the film name “Charles Aplin.” Chaplin took the witness stand during that trial.] …When Mr. Chaplin resumed his...
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Making Music with Charlie Chaplin

Making Music with Charlie Chaplin
 Product Description of Making Music with Charlie Chaplin Although many books have been written about Charlie Chaplin, most are the products of research gathered from second-hand sources and various archives. Eric James had the privilege of knowing and working with Chaplin as his Music Associate for more than...
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Charlie Chaplin – the forgotten years

Editorial review of Charlie Chaplin, the Forgotten Years courtesy of Amazon.com While silent-film star Charlie Chaplin may have charmed American audiences with the onscreen antics of his loveable “Tramp” character, the actor’s private life was marred by a series of public scandals that eventually pushed him into exile.
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Caught in a Cabaret (1914)

Caught in a Cabaret, starring Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin
Caught in a Cabaret—Charlie Chaplin originally released April 27, 1914 Another Mabel Normand film where Charlie Chaplin begins to steal the show, Caught in a Cabaret has Charlie the Little Tramp overworked as a waiter in a cafe, who gets a free hour off from work and unexpectedly...
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