Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin!


Happy Birthday Sir Charles!
(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)
 Martin Sieff, in a review of the book Chaplin: A Life, wrote: “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 Adolf Hitler, he stayed on the job. … It is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most”. George Bernard Shaw called Chaplin “the only genius to come out of the movie industry”

Happy Birthday Sir Charles!

(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)

Martin Sieff, in a review of the book Chaplin: A Life, wrote: “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 Adolf Hitler, he stayed on the job. … It is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment, pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most”. George Bernard Shaw called Chaplin “the only genius to come out of the movie industry”

Louise Brooks


"I'm a Denishawn dancer" 1923, age 17

Portrait: Edward Thayer Monroe


Portrait taken at the Brooks’ Southern California home. This photograph was later used on a German postcard after she left the Hollywood scene.

Portrait possibly by Eugene Robert Richee

Source: http://www.leatherockhotel.com/LouiseBrooksatHome.htm

Clara Bow


Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905—September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her acting artistry and high spirits made her the premier flapper and the film It (1927) made her world famous as the “It girl”. Bow came to personify the “roaring twenties” and is described as its leading sex symbol.

Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905—September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in the silent film era of the 1920s. Her acting artistry and high spirits made her the premier flapper and the film It (1927) made her world famous as the “It girl”. Bow came to personify the “roaring twenties” and is described as its leading sex symbol.