Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Coronation of George VI celebration, 1920's

Photo reads: 'Albert Jude, dressed as "Charlie Chaplin" as part of the celebrations held in Orwell for the Coronation of George VI.'

Jacques Fath, fashion party, 1951

Soviet film "Circus", 1936 featuring Nikolai Otto

You can watch this film all the way through, right here.  It features Nikolai Otto as the Tramp character, but it's unclear whether he is supposed to be a clown playing Chaplin, or the actual Little Tramp character himself. He is quite impressive, appears in many scenes, and does not break character when 'backstage', helping the main characters dress and change.  There are some great gags involving a cannon, and some good cane tricks.  Truly fascinating!

IBM catalogue, 1980's

Friday, June 10, 2016

Musician Pete Quaife of 'The Kinks' as a child

Roland Petit’s “Charlot” ballet captured on film by Japanese director Masayuki Suo

Geraldine Chaplin and Robert Downey Jr., set of 'Chaplin', 1992

Baby Brooke Shields dressed as Charlie

Athens Greece 'Modern Times' promotional double

An unknown Chaplin imitator promotes the release of 'Modern Times'. I'd be interested to know who this actor is, and if this impersonator was approved by Chaplin himself? He's really great.

Julia Roberts dressed as Chaplin, 1990's

Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live 1978

Based on the real life grave robbing of Chaplin's body, this quick humorous sketch with Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray can be seen here.

Young man in costume, studio portrait, early 1900's

Female dressed as Chaplin in Las Vegas

Impersonator entertaining WW1 soldiers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sonia Manzano/ Maria on Sesame Street

'TipTop Tailors', 1919, Canada

A Chaplin imitator outside of a tailor shop, Canada, 1919.

Robert Downey Jr. newsclipping, 1991

Brigitte Bardot in costume

Charly Bux newspaper clipping, 1950's

Another screenshot of a Charly Bux advertisement, a circus acrobat I wish I knew more about.  Anyone out there have more info on Mr. Bux?

Vintage costume portrait, early 1900's