This lobby card shows the moment Charlie first lays eyes on Edna Purviance in the Immigrant. Of course, as always, he is immediately smitten
What the French call him.
Charlie administering “anesthesia” in Laughing Gas (1914)
Charlie & Edna
Shoulder Arms (1918)
Charlie in City Lights c.1931
Though categorized as a silent, City Lights is really considered a sound crossover film. While still using intertitles for dialogue, the movie has a synchronized soundtrack, sound effects and unintelligible noises that match some conversation visuals throughout.
The Circus, US lobby card. 1928
Charlie and Lloyd Bacon in The Floorwalker (1916)
Charlie Chaplin on the lawn of the Manoir, his topcoat — incorrectly buttoned — protecting him from the cold, 1971. The eighty-two-year-old Chaplin was preoccupied with keeping warm, as he was fearful he would die that year of bronchial trouble. He explained to LIFE magazine, “There were three Gypsies in Atlantic City who once told me I would die at eighty-two of bronchial trouble. It must have been around 1925 and I was with a friend of mine. It impressed me very greatly at the time because we saw them all in one day and they were not at all connected with one another. I thought, if anything, they were being too optimistic, that I would never live this long. Last year, I received a letter from someone that said only ‘Keep warm!’ Of course, I am also one-eighth Gypsy myself.” Photograph by Dimitri Kessel.