Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rare Colour Portraits of Charlie Chaplin, ca 1917-1918

Charlie Chaplin (b. London, England, 1889-1977) was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from a child in the Victorian era to close to his death at the age of 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

These magnificent colour photographs of Charlie Chaplin were taken around 1917- 18 by Charles C. Zoller (1854 – 1934) and currently held in the George Eastman House.





(via Shooting Film)

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