99 years ago today

On February 2nd, 1914, Charlie made his first ever film appearance in Making A Living. Chaplin had not yet adopted his famous wardrobe. Instead, he sported a top hat, monocle & droopy, Fu Manchu mustache. Charlie added his own bits of comedy business to the film, but director Henry Lehrman cut out the best ones. “Lehrman confessed years later that he had deliberately done it,” Chaplin wrote in his autobiography, “because, as he put it, he thought I knew too much.”

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