When Legends Gather #619

Charles Chaplin and Max Linder


swac said...

To Chaplin, he was always "The Professor."

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Nice photograph. They both worked at the Essanay film company at the same time (1915)

swac said...

I'd read that Essanay hired Linder after Chaplin left for Mutual, hoping lightning would strike twice with comics from overseas(for whatever reason, it didn't). The building in the background looks like Chaplin's own studio near LaBrea and Sunset Boulevard (now the home of Jim Henson Studios), which he built in 1917.