CHARLIE "THE LITTLE TRAMP" CHAPLIN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: OONA O. CHAPLIN, MARY PICKFORD - HFSID 67284
CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MARY PICKFORD and OONA O'NEILL Small signed 8x5½ b/w photograph take at the premier of Chaplin's film Monsieur Verdoux in 1947 with Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, both founders of United Artists, and Chaplin's fourth wife Oona O'Neill, all in formal dress.
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CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MARY PICKFORD and OONA O'NEILL Small signed 8x5½ b/w photograph take at the premier of Chaplin's film Monsieur Verdoux in 1947 with Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, both founders of United Artists, and Chaplin's fourth wife Oona O'Neill, all in formal dress. Documents signed by both Pickford and Chaplin are very rare and highly desirable. Photograph signed "Chas Chaplin", "Mary Pickford" and "Oona O'Neill". Black and blue ink notations on verso in unknown hand. B/w, 8x5½ overall, 7½x5½ image, one surface, printed on cardstock. In 1919 Chaplin and Pickford, along with Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks (soon to be Pickford's husband), formed United Artists to distribute their films. Monsieur Verdoux (1947) featured Chaplin in the title role and also directing. The first great screen comedian, and arguably the best of all time, Charlie The first great screen comedian, and arguably the best of all time, Chaplin (1889-1977, born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, United Kingdom) was also a talented director and screenwriter. In the silent era, his many outstanding films included Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914), The Kid (1921), Gold Rush (1925) and City Lights (1931). Chaplin was less consistently successful in the talking era, the great strength of his character the Little Tramp having been physical comedy, but his later noteworthy films included Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940) and Limelight (1952). The greatest film star of the silent era, MARY PICKFORD (1892-1979, born Gladys Marie Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) appeared in 51 films for D.W. Griffith in 1909 and 49 in 1910 while she was still a teenager! OONA O'NEILL (1925-1991, born in Bermuda), daughter of Nobel Prize-winning American playwright Eugene O'Neill, married the 54-year old Chaplin in 1943, when she was 18. The marriage lasted until Chaplin's death. Actress Geraldine Chaplin is the couple's daughter. Lightly toned, creased, bowed and rippled. O'Neill's signature has low contrast but is legible. Paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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