Chas with his future wife, twelve-year-old Lita Grey, on the set of The Kid. 1921.
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.
Jackie Coogan visits Chas (and hits him up for money) on the set of Modern Times. 1936.
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.
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.
Chas with John Huston during the production of A Countess from Hong Kong. 1967.
I read this morning that Chaplin would have been Chaplin’s 125th birthday had he somehow achieved immortality. Imagine how grouchy he’d have been if he lived!