Friday, November 22, 2013

Charlie Chaplin at Essanay

Charlie Chaplin Essanay
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Thanks to my recent work with Essanay, I was given the exciting opportunity to pen a series of blog posts for the wonderful Classic Movie Hub site. I'm honored and flattered that the wonderful folks there would give me the chance to contribute to their blog, and I'm happy to announce that the first of these posts is now live for your reading pleasure -- "Charlie Chaplin at Essanay." Here's an excerpt to get you started:

"A celebratory dance and a hefty paycheck signaled the start of Charlie Chaplin’s stay with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, but his year-and-a-half stay with the studio produced more than that. It was the start of Chaplin as writer, director, actor and producer in total control of his work. It was the start of Chaplin as clown as well as an emotional actor. And it was the start of the actor as a major draw, not a nameless face."

You can read the entire post over at Classic Movie Hub by clicking here.