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Chaplin’s Studio Pay Day

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As documented in my Keaton book, and elsewhere on this blog (Mr. Keaton’s Neighborhood), Buster Keaton filmed over four dozen scenes and simple insert shots on the streets adjacent to his small studio. In a similar vein, as described in my Chaplin book, Charlie Chaplin used the back porch of his studio office for a domestic scene in A Day’s Pleasure (1919).

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Chaplin, Arbuckle and The Rounders

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I’ve always enjoyed the comic interplay between Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle during their classic Keystone short The Rounders (1914). Charlie and Roscoe play a couple of good time inebriates, or “rounders,” who empty their wives’ pocketbooks in order to finance another night out. Much of the action takes place on the steps of the Rex Arms Apartments, as the gentlemen, and their wives, exit and enter the building.
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