This footage was taken from a 1960s TV series called Hollywood & The Stars. The documentary has some other rare footage including a portion of a 1918 screen test with little Dorothy Rosher (later Joan Marsh) for The Bond, as well as clips of Charlie with visitors and rehearsing for City Lights.
See another deleted bowling alley scene from The Idle Classhere.
My friend Dominique Dugros sent me these wonderful screen shots from a previously unknown (at least to me, and probably to most of you) short film that might possibly be a precursor to the 1918 never-released film How To Make Movies(or perhaps a remake or rehearsal of some sort). The film was part of a French documentary called La Naissance de Charlotby Serge Bromberg that came out in 2013. I don't recognize the man playing the butler and the film was shot on a set which doesn't look familiar to me either, so perhaps it was built specifically for this film. I also wonder if this could have been made during the Mutual period. Perhaps Charlie had the idea for it then and went back to it later. But my biggest question is: Why have we not seen this before?
During the first days of filming, Martha had such hero worship for Chaplin that she found it difficult to do her work, so she decided to calm her fears by calling him “Chuck” and being a good sport, Charlie in turn called her “Maggie” (her real name was Margaret). The two became fast friends. She would also yell “lunch!” if she felt Charlie was keeping everyone past lunchtime--something nobody else on the set would have had the nerve to do. According to others in the cast, it was sometimes difficult for “Chuck” & “Maggie” to get much accomplished when they had a scene together because they were too busy laughing and joking around. Raye said many years later that she learned more from Chaplin than anyone else she had ever worked with and that working with him was like “working with God."