July 20, 2013

Charlie Chaplin at Chicago's Essanay Studios

Charlie Chaplin, 1921.  
Chicago History Museum
DN-0073426
From the Chicago History Museum:

"Charlie Chaplin filmed only one movie in Chicago—His New Job in 1915—but it helped catapult him to mega–movie star status. In the burgeoning decades of American cinema, Chicago was the first Hollywood. Its central location made for convenient production and distribution, and travel here made for an affordable trip for budding starlets...

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