Lobby Card for “CITY LIGHTS” - 1931
This was just 5 minutes of brilliantly executed choreography - when the bell goes off he surprises you with his perserverence (that being, trying not to get his ass kicked) - one of the funniest scenes in the film and next to the end my favorite. I laugh every time I watch it
This is the very first image of Charlie Chaplin’s “little tramp” that the viewing public sees…it is in his Keystone film “Kid’s Auto Race” released on February 7th 1914, the people behind him did not kn ow they were watching the birth of a cinematic icon….this film was shot at an actual children’s auto race and the people behind him are the actual spectators…notice the woman to his right has her face covered with a piece of paper.
Hahaha! I find this amusing since all Charlie does throughout this film is try to get in front of the camera!