THE MASQUERADER - 100th Anniversary
August 27th 1914 Keystone…
Keystone Charlie was quite the player…it took the lovely Edna to bring him down a notch and add an air of romance to his portrayal of “the tramp” but don’t get me wrong his Keystone’s are funny as hell as he chases every thing in a skirt even then he could be charming….
Watch him in the top gif look right into the camera with those lovely blue eyes of his (sorry I went fan girl for an instant :)
The Masquerader (1914) - Charlie (Charles) Chaplin
Released 100 Years ago today August 27th 1914
If you get a chance I would recommend this film just for the significance of seeing Charlie play 3 different characters, also to see inside Keystone studios.
Interesting thing about this film is you see him in regular clothes as Charles Chaplin, Charlie “the tramp” & as an attractive woman.
Part 1 - Arrives at the Keystone Studio, next to him is Mabel Normand, in the dressing room with Roscoe Arbuckle you seem him transform into the tramp.
Part 2- As “the tramp”
He plays an actor who can’t keep his mind on his job so is told to hit the bricks. This was funny..
Part 3 After losing “his” job he comes back to apply for the position of an actress.
The first time I seen this film I was taken aback when I realized this attractive woman was in fact Charlie complete with kiss curl and beauty mark
Richard Attenborough (August 29th, 1923 - August 24th, 2014) as Pinkie Brown, with his straight edge razor
Brighton Rock - (1947)
This is one of Morrissey’s alltime favorite films and his song “Now My Heart Is Full” (1994) was written in homage to Pinkie and his gang.
British actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90
BBC News: British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at 90, his son confirmed on Sunday.
Attenborough appeared in films such as “The Great Escape” and “Jurassic Park” during his career that spanned six decades. As a director, he was well known for “Gandhi,” which won two Oscars.
Photo: Richard Attenborough appears on BBC Breakfast in 2003. (Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs)
He was also the director of “Chaplin” with Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin.
Soccer Worldcup poster, 1950. Unknown artist.