Award-winning animator and wickedly funny caricaturist Patrick Mate has joined the campaign to name the Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley with this delightful cartoon, capturing the spirit of The Kid, Cops, and Safety Last! with a single image. A French-born DreamWorks Animation veteran and Smurf designer, Patrick worked recently illustrating filmmaker Daniel Raim’s documentaries Image Makers, chronicling pioneering cinematographers such as Gregg Toland, Rollie Totheroh, and James Wong Howe, and the acclaimed Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, rated 97% “Fresh” on RottenTomatoes.
The alley has been in the news recently. First, City Beat columnist Nita Lelyveld wrote this compelling story for the Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile, professor and writer Tyler Malone has this piece in Atlas Obscura.
As always, this video further explains the alley – if you can, please leave a thumbs up and share it with others.