Thursday, January 13, 2011

Toyko Charlie, 1950's

Back of photo reads: 'The world is full of strange and fascinating sights for tourists to see. Here, is Tokyo, a sandwich sign man is dressed up like Charlie Chaplin - to sell products from comic books to sukijaki. There are 300 of them in Tokyo, costumed as Groucho Marx, Buffalo Bill, etc., to attract attention. They also perform by leaping into canals, swinging from a trapeze above the streets, thrilling visitors.'

Gloria Swanson in 'Manhandled' 1924

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Say cheese...

Unknown imitator at event.

Charlie in 'Bali Ha'i Jinks', Kansas City

These wonderful photos of me (Damian Blake) as Charlie and Katie Gilchrist as Opal Malone in the stage show 'Bali Ha'i Jinks' were taken by Russ Matthews Photography. Please visit his full set of show photos (and several dozen Charlie photos) right here on his Flickr page.

Billy West in 'His Day Out'