ORIGINAL VINTAGE POSTER - 1920'S - Charlie Chaplin - At the Beach - First Chaplin Movie Ever
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This poster is from the 1920's Charlie Chaplin first burst onto the movie scene - it is from his first movie ever!! Iconographic and legendary, Charlie Chaplin gave more to film than almost any other actor before or since. His 'everyman' personna was simple to understand, the situations he found himself in were mundane, but his solutions were always extraordinary, enchanting and the thing which kept audiences around the world coming back for more. This poster, mounted on linen, for the French version of a movie called by different names in different countries (see listing below), gives some idea of what made Mr. Chaplin so special to so many people. The colors are extravagant, the poses are typical and the designs are somewhat reminiscent of the Tintin designer Herge. According to Wikipedia, "Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 â 25 December 1977) was an English comedic actor and film director. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Chaplin acted in, directed, scripted, produced and eventually scored his own films as one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. His working life in entertainment spanned over 65 years, from the Victorian stage and the Music Hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer almost until his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, Chaplin co-founded United Artists in 1919. In a review of the book Chaplin: A Life (2008), Martin Sieff writes: "Chaplin was not just 'big', he was gigantic. In 1915, he burst onto a war-torn world bringing it the gift of comedy, laughter and relief while it was tearing itself apart through World War I. Over the next 25 years, through the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler, he stayed on the job. He was bigger than anybody. It is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most." USA .... Charlie's Day Out USA .... Charlie by the Sea France .... Charlot a la Plage France .... Sur la Plage Germany .... An der See Portugal .... Carlitos a Beira-Mar Sweden .... Charlie pa badort Spain .... En la playa Poster measures 48 x 64 inches. It is mounted on linen but has evident folds, both horizontal and vertical, as well as obvious browning at the folds (evident in the photographs). Otherwise, the poster is in very good condition (B) - intact and colorful. I have not been able to find any other example of this poster anywhere, in any condition. Please note that all of our posters are vintage, non-reproduction works of art. Thank you! We are happy to ship worldwide - please note that the price listed for international shipping is for standard surface mail delivery - international courrier costs for FedEx, DHL, UPS or other companies will be quoted at the time of purchase, based on the buyer's location.
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- Richier Laugier - Paris
- Width: 48 inches
- Height: 62 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
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- B (browning and evident folds)
- paper, linen