This photo shoot was used to advertise Old Gold cigarettes in Judge magazine in 1928.
In the background of the above photos (L-R): Carlyle Robinson (Chaplin’s press agent), Harry Crocker, and Henry Bergman.
According to the ad below: “Chaplin was asked to smoke each of the four leading brands, clearing his taste with coffee between smokes. Only one question was asked: ‘Which one do you like best?’ He chose Old Gold.” Sez Charlie: “It was like shooting a scene successfully after a whole series of failures. It just ‘clicked’ and I named it as my choice. It was Old Gold…It seems Strongheart and Rin-tin-tin are the only motion picture actor stars who don’t smoke them.”
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