Showing posts with label Marie Dressler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marie Dressler. Show all posts

Friday, May 2, 2014

Charlie delivers an impassioned speech during the kick-off of the Third Liberty Loan drive in Washington D.C., April 6,1918

Besides giving a speech, Charlie also conducts a band from the platform and then dances with Marie Dressler at the end. Part of Mary Pickford's speech is included as well.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Marie Dressler visits Charlie & Mabel Normand on the set of "Caught In A Cabaret", 1914

Charlie wrote on the back of the photograph:

“This is Mabel Normand, Marie Dressler and myself (Charlie). With all the photos I have had I have not one with myself straight. Taken with Marie’s camera. Very bum.”

Source: Chaplin: Genius Of The Cinema by Jeffrey Vance

Monday, February 17, 2014

Liberty Loan rally, 1918

It's Presidents' Day here in the U.S. I hope some of you are enjoying a day off.

In the photo below, Charlie is kneeling with Marie Dressler in the front row. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks are behind them. Standing at left is future U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was then a New York state senator.1 FDR was not the only U.S. president that Chaplin met. In 1927, he was introduced to (future) president Herbert Hoover at a press dinner in New York City. 2

1Twenty-three years later, Chaplin would deliver the final speech from The Great Dictator at FDR’s third inaugural ball. You can listen to a recording of it here.
2Chaplin met Hoover again in 1940--also in New York City.