Photos of Chaplin taken at the White Studio in New York City during his first tour of America with the Fred Karno Co., c.1910

Source: NYPL

Little did he realize at the time that photos from this sitting would be used to promote his films many years later. For example, here is a lobby card for Sunnyside (1919) using the photo at top right.


  1. I think I like the Sunnyside photo the least. Did Karno pay for these or was it CC's idea and $$? Was this his first portrait sitting? Any done in England? Thanks!

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