Showing posts with label Minnie Gilbert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minnie Gilbert. Show all posts

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Skating

Source: www.sydchaplin.com
Sydney Chaplin (as Archibald Binks) & his future wife, Minnie Gilbert, in Fred Karno’s Skating, a sketch co-written by Sydney, c. 1909. Charlie also played Binks in Skating in 1909, but with a different Fred Karno touring company. No doubt this is where Charlie honed his phenomenal roller skating skills which he would later use in The Rink (1916) & Modern Times (1936).

Minnie went on to appear in five of Syd's films for Keystone and can also be spotted in A Dog's Life as one of the dancers in the cabaret scene.