Who is this with Chaplin?

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Phil Posner
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Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Phil Posner » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:46 pm

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Christie's said it was Lionel Barrymore and sold it for $2500!
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Steve Massa
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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Steve Massa » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:03 am

Yeah, it's definitely not Barrymore, and looks like the set for SUNNYSIDE in the background - all of which I'm sure you knew already.

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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Phil Posner » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:24 pm

Steve Massa wrote:Yeah, it's definitely not Barrymore, and looks like the set for SUNNYSIDE in the background - all of which I'm sure you knew already.


Yes, it's the Sunnyside set. This guy looks somehow familiar, but I can't place him. I keep thinking he comes from another area of the business, maybe music.
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Ian Elliot
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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Ian Elliot » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:19 pm

I think this is Henry Russell Wakefield, Bishop of Birmingham. There's another shot from his visit with Chaplin & Co. here.

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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Phil Posner » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:37 am

Ian Elliot wrote:I think this is Henry Russell Wakefield, Bishop of Birmingham. There's another shot from his visit with Chaplin & Co. here.


Thanks Ian, that looks extremely close.
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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Gary Johnson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:31 pm

Doesn't it seem like back when the world dignitaries were beating a door to rub elbows with Chaplin it was always on the set of SUNNYSIDE?
No wonder it took him two years to finish that 2-reeler.....

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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Louie Despres » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:30 pm

I'm going to put a name out there, to me it looks like David Belasco.

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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Richard Finegan » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:06 am

Louie Despres wrote:I'm going to put a name out there, to me it looks like David Belasco.

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When's Mr. Belasco's birthday? He needs someone to send him a comb!

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Re: Who is this with Chaplin?

Postby Phil Posner » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:17 pm

Kate Guyonvarch of the Chaplin estate got back to me with a news clipping that captions the photo as CC with Tom Davies, Manager of Western Imports, who handled the distribution of CC films in Britain.
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