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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 16',
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"HOW I MAKE MILLIONS LAUGH DAILY"
Charles ChTaplin, showing tiow he
looks off thve screen and appose in a
"ew movie make-up.
BY ESTHER HOFFMAN
A little man waddled into the- mo
vie studio. He took funny little
mincing steps, kicked himself in the
" back with one foot, juggled a tiny
little cane and twisted a small be
draggled black mustache that was
pasted on his upper lip.
"Morning," said Charles Chaplin,
"some morning. How's the light?
Everything ready? Let's go." He
shuffled his feet, executed a few steps
of a clog-dance, pulled over his ever
falling trousers and lit into the busi
ness of the day like a cyclone.
That is one of the striking things
about Chaplin, the way he attacks his
work. He goes at it with a rush and
the rush lasts until the work is done.
The camera began to click. It took"
about 15 minutes to put on the first
scene. Near the end Chaplin got his
foot causht in the door, a movement
that had not appeared in rehearsal, I
the scene from an ordinary one to
one of Superb comedy.
At noon the players stopped their
"Work and I "went nvpr nnil infmrfimof
anu it ws xne lasi xoucn. jnax raised J myseil to tbfe little, comedian.
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