Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chaplin Medley of Then and Now Images

This 27 MB PowerPoint slide-show features over a dozen famous Chaplin filming locations, fading back and forth between vintage and contemporary images.  The ghostly transitions are quite effective.  The slides are animated, so please pause long enough before clicking to … Continue reading

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Chaplin’s Very First Scene – Now a Jack-in-the-Box

Following the release of the Chaplin at Keystone DVD Collection, for which I prepared a bonus feature program, Kevin Dale contacted me wondering if Chaplin had filmed the opening scene from his inaugural film Making a Living in front of … Continue reading

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Tour of Chaplin’s The Kid

Attached below is a PowerPoint presentation showing the historic settings in Chinatown and the Plaza de Los Angeles where Chaplin filmed his early masterpiece The Kid (1921).  The file is about 60MB, and you will need a PowerPoint viewer to … Continue reading

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Details Behind Video Tour of Chaplin Keystone Locations

I highly recommend the Chaplin at Keystone DVD collection presented by Flicker Alley.  Watching these beautiful restorations of Chaplin’s earliest films made during 1914 at the Keystone Studio is a revelation.  For years only nearly unwatchable copies of these films … Continue reading

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