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John Addison Elliott, Picture Play, New York, November 1925.

Edward Steichen, self-portrait in studio,

New York, 1929

& Edward Steichen (photographer), Charles Chaplin,

warm-toned matte gelatin-silver print,

inscribed „Chaplin,“ „V. F. 1925,“ and numbered „145“ and

„2001“ in unidentified hands in pencil on the reverse,

matted, 1925,

Sotheby‘s, Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art,

New York, Saturday, April 23, 1994

– Edward Steichen, A Life in Photography:

„Of course I had favorites, Charlie Chaplin was one“ (...)

„when we got Chaplin in the studio and started

to arrange the lights, he froze. I dismissed my assistants

and tried to work alone with him, but nothing

happened. Finally Chaplin said, ,You know, I can‘t just sit still.

I have to be doing something. Then I‘m all right.‘

So I stopped working and got a portfolio of my photographs,

including the Sunflower series, which interested

him very much. He made one remark, ,I‘m curious, the closer

you get to nature, the more mysterious it becomes.‘

Then I started to talk to him about his films, and as I waxed

enthusiastic about The Gold Rush, the film

he had just released, he loosened up and became

enthusiastic in turn. I called the men in and

in a few minutes I had a half-dozen portraits of Chaplin

relaxed and himself.“  

& Edward Steichen (photographer), Charles Chaplin,

New York, 1931, pinterest

& Edward Steichen (photographer), Charlie Chaplin,

New York, 1925, Discovering Chaplin

& Edward Steichen (photographer), Charlie Chaplin,

New York, 1925, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

(...) Vanity Fair, Sept. 1926

On the witness stand

Editorial content. „Charlie Chaplin Wins His Derby.

And in winning his fight in the courts, he has established

a precedent which Hollywood believes will protect

the fans against future imitators of other stars.

      By John Addison Elliott.

      Every fan who has ever come out of a movie theater,

disgusted at having seen a poor imitation of one

of his favorite stars, will be interested to know that Charlie

Chaplin‘s successful fight to keep his imitators off

the screen will do much to discourage that type of effort

in the future.

      Chaplin‘s suit was to restrain one Charles Amador from

adopting his style of dress and mannerisms and from

appearing on the screen under the name of ,Charlie Aplin.‘

      On the witness stand Chaplin told of his years

of effort to develop an entity that would be known by sight

whenever on the screen.“ (...)

      Chaplin vs. Aplin in The Gold Rush chronology

      Clip 1   Clip 155   Clip 175   Clip 258   Clip 290   Clip 306  

      Clip 307

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