Interview with Chaplin from 1921

This interview was new to me so perhaps it will be new to you as well. It’s from October 1921. Chaplin had just returned to America from his first trip abroad since becoming a film star. The first part is a bit tongue-in-cheek but the rest reads like a typical Chaplin interview. He discusses the European view of American films, his thoughts on censorship, Pola Negri, whom he’d just met, and life after death, among other things. The interviewer is film critic James W. Dean.

(Note: You might notice a couple of typos, including the unreadable line above “It’s still falling down.” I think that line is an error.)

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, October 28th, 1921

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