Friday, January 6, 2017
"William Henry Delves, who was well known in Redruth as a Charlie Chaplin impersonator. He developed his Chaplin act during his service in World War I in Mesopotamia, 1916"
Found at www.cornishmemory.com
Happy New Year to everyone! Here's a drawing of the Little Tramp by Mr. Chaplin himself. Lots more information, findings, and Charlie tributes coming your way in 2017.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Photo reads: 'Albert Jude, dressed as "Charlie Chaplin" as part of the celebrations held in Orwell for the Coronation of George VI.'
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!