Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chaplin rehearsing in the archway: Essanay Studios Interior, Niles California

Charlie Chaplin passed away Christmas Day 34 years ago

This studio in Niles, built from the ground up, was the 2nd west of Chicago, featuring a glass roof for extended shooting schedules. Chaplin is in the archway rehearsing a scene

hand-tinted by Bennett Hall
Collection of David Keihn

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