Charlie Chaplin in a rarely seen footage of what might have been a precursor (or rehearsal) to the 1918 never-released film How To Make Movies.
Note: This was shown in a French documentary called La Naissance de Charlot (released in 2013).
TCM also showed this on August 14th part of Charlie Chaplin’s 24 hour marathon - Summer Under the Stars.
Title “How Chaplin became the Tramp” , TCM will be reshowing again on November 24th.
Bebe Daniels and Harold Lloyd play seesaw in “Take A Chance” (1918)
"Take A Chance" (1918)
Rudolph Valentino in A Society Sensation (Paul Powell, 1918)
Good Night Nurse!, 1918, is a favourite with Buster fans for the scene in which he flirts with Roscoe(who is of course in drag), with much smiling and giggling and general silliness. There are some funny moments like Roscoe lighting a cigarette in a policeman’s hat, and Buster’s crazed surgeon. I’m sure Mel Brooks gathered a lot of info from this one, as it has his style.
Mabel Normand in Mickey
(Photo by Witzel, 1918)
Bebe Daniels - “Are Crooks Dishonest?” (1918)
Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks Selling Liberty Loans during the Third Loan Campaign at the Sub Treasury Building on Wall Street, New York City (1918)
Washington, D.C., circa 1918.