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A Film Johnnie

Chaplin—on the ground near posters for Keystone and Mutual films—in A Film Johnnie. George Nichols. 1914.

catching up with the chaplins

Making A Living

Chas (on right) with Henry Lehrman (center) in Making A Living, Chaplin’s screen debut which was released 100 years ago today. (The name of the actor on the left has been lost over the past century.) Why we know the release date of an otherwise random Sennett one reeler is beyond me so we’ll have to take consensus’s word for it that it was February 2.

While writing the caption I read the wikipedia entry for Mr. Lehrman and it’s interesting stuff. Aside from being the first man to co-star with, write for and direct Chaplin on film, he was also the betrothed of Virginia Rappe and “was notorious for his low regard toward actors, and his willingness to place his actors in dangerous situations earned him the nickname ‘Mr. Suicide.’”

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Ford Sterling

Ford Sterling in His Blighted Career. 1918.

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Sennett Bathing Belles

Sennett Bathing Beauties beat the heat.

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The Mack Sennett Studios

The Mack Sennett Studios. Circa 1914.

way back

‘The Italian Barber’ a Biograph comedy presenting Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Joe Graybill and Marion Sunshine, long before Sennett was discovered to be a director as well as a comedian.”

catching up with the chaplins

Chas entertains Thomas Ince, D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett. 1915.

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More Sennett bathing beauties. 1918.

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Chester Conklin, Gloria Swanson and Mack Swain in The Pullman Bride. Clarence Badger. 1917.

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Her Candy Kid. Charles Avery. 1917.