Rare photos of Chaplin with Rob Wagner & his family

Many thanks to Wagner’s great-grandson, Rob Leicester Wagner, for sharing these wonderful photos with me & for giving me permission to post them here.

With Wagner’s wife, Florence. Behind them is Tom Harrington,
Chaplin’s secretary.
On the set of The Adventurer (1917). At far right is Syd Chaplin. Next to him is Rob Wagner.
In front of Charlie, in white, are Wagner’s sons Leicester (left) and Thornton (they are not twins).
Please comment if any of you can ID the other people.
Another on The Adventurer set. Charlie with Leicester (right) and “Thornie.”


  1. Great to touch base with the Wagners I think Rob gets scant credit for his influence on Charlie's developing thinking, and that's a shame. I've seen another photo of Syd in those shoes!

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