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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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"HOW I MAKE MILLIONS LAUGH DAILY" .
Charles-Chaplin, showirigthow he
looks off'thVscreen and'& pose in a
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 her'
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 oyer his ever
falling trousers and lit into the busi
ness of the day like a cyqlone.
That ia 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 caught in the door, a movement
that had not appeared ia rehearsal.
and it was the last touchjthat -raised
' '- U
the scene from- an ordinary- one'' to
one of superb comedy. ' Js
At noon the players stopped theira
work and I went over and introducedq
myself to the little comedian.-- nfS,