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Vintage original 3.5 x 5.5 in. US postcard depicting CHARLIE CHAPLIN.


Printed and issued in 1915 when Chaplin was with the Essanay Studio, the image features artwork depicting a policeman pulling The Tramp by his hair as he drags him away. The caption at the top reads: LATEST WAR NEWS! Let us have peace, I don't want to fight any longer. This example was never used and is uncirculated in very fine- condition.


*"Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, the Tramp, and is considered one of the film industry's most important figures. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.


In 1919, Chaplin co-founded distribution company United Artists, which gave him complete control over his films. His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928). He initially refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue. His first sound film was The Great Dictator (1940), which satirised Adolf Hitler. The 1940s were marked with controversy for Chaplin, and his popularity declined rapidly. He was accused of communist sympathies, and some members of the press and public were scandalised by his involvement in a paternity suit and marriages to much younger women. An FBI investigation was opened, and Chaplin was forced to leave the U.S. and settle in Switzerland. He abandoned the Tramp in his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)."

*(source: Wikipedia)



CHARLIE CHAPLIN {CHARLES CHAPLIN} (c.1915) Essanay Studios Postcard

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