I will never get over the photos of Charlie directing. I actually love seeing Charlie working behind the screen because its nice to see some of that genius at work….and there is just so little footage we have of Charlie actually directing.
So interesting to see this picture was actually published! We found a post card version in Rollie's brother Dan's things. I had never seen it anywhere else before coming across it here. As far as we know it is the first picture of Rollie and Charlie together, at least I don't think I've seen an earlier one. btw, the other cameraman is Wm. Foster who went on to work at Fox (per Rollie to work on dramas with Bill Farnum) soon after The Count.David T.
Guilty as charged. And also guilty of being imprecise re. "first picture". This one is the first of Rollie clearly as cameraman w/ Chaplin, however the first pic of the two of them together ever, I think, as you point out, is that fairly common one from The Floorwalker, with Rollie holding a slate (84). I don't remember seeing any photos of the two of them together from Essanay times.Very nice work with the blog!David