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Week of May 19th, 1917

Ruth Ann Baldwin, 1915 passport photo

Baldwin took occasional breaks (on location with Pierson, 1917)

One hundred years ago this week, Kingsley offered a glimpse of a woman director at work: 514 more words

The Cure (1917)

This slapstick short continues Charlie Chaplin’s series with Mutual, following the release of “Easy Street” in January. Chaplin was taking longer to work on his films than he ever had before – this wasn’t released until mid-April – but the result was still very profitable for his studio. 963 more words

Reviews

The Adventurer (1917)

I’m beginning the year 2017 with a review of the last movie Charlie Chaplin made in 1917, one of the funniest and most accessible of his work for… 900 more words

Reviews

Charlie Chaplin in PAY DAY (1922) - A comedy that hits pay dirt

Pay Day is Chaplin’s truly worthy finale to the genre that first brought him fame, the short subject. Although he obviously had bigger things on his mind at this point than simply “riffing” on a series of gags a la Mack Sennett, Chaplin nevertheless proved he still had it in him to do so. 260 more words

Charlie Chaplin in THE BOND (1918) - Buy bonds today!

The Bond is a half-reel short created by Chaplin at his own expense for the Liberty Loan Committee, to aid in the World War I effort. 212 more words