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catching up with the chaplins

Chaplin pool

Chas, Oona and the kids at the pool in Switzerland. Circa 1958.

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1973.

catching up with the chaplins

Lita Grey

Chas with his future wife, twelve-year-oldĀ Lita Grey, on the set of The Kid. 1921.

catching up with the chaplins

Autumn 1957

I’m not sure what took me so long to get to this one. Here’s a pretty great interview with Chas and review of King in New York. Sight and Sound. Autumn 1957.

Chaplin 2

Chaplin 3

Chaplin 4

catching up with the chaplins

Jackie Coogan

Jackie Coogan visits Chas (and hits him up for money) on the set of Modern Times. 1936.

catching up with the chaplins

fancy sling

Chas — his fancy sling a result of an injury incurred on the set of Modern Times — with H.G. Wells and boxer Gene Tunney on the occasion of Wells’ visit to Hollywood. December 2, 1935.

catching up with the chaplins

Repairs

Chas (center, in clown-like makeup) played a plumber’s assistant in popular author and playwright Wal Pink‘s comedy sketch Repairs. That’s half-brother Syd on top of the ladder. 1906.