Charlie Chaplin Centennial 1914-2014

Charlie Chaplin is for the ages

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100 years ago today - Alf Reeves manager of the Fred Karno Tour received a telegram that would change the course of the cinema and create the first global superstar.

May 12th 1913
Alf Reeves Manager
Karno London Comedians
Nixon Theatre, Philadelphia
 Is there a man named Chaffin in your company or something like that if so will he communicate with Kessel and Baumann 14 Longacre Broadway New York

In Charlie’s autobiography he thought they must be lawyers, and he was left a fortune by a great aunt in New York.  Instead they asked him if he would consider signing up with Keystone Company.

100 years ago today - Alf Reeves manager of the Fred Karno Tour received a telegram that would change the course of the cinema and create the first global superstar.

May 12th 1913

Alf Reeves Manager

Karno London Comedians

Nixon Theatre, Philadelphia

 Is there a man named Chaffin in your company or something like that if so will he communicate with Kessel and Baumann 14 Longacre Broadway New York

In Charlie’s autobiography he thought they must be lawyers, and he was left a fortune by a great aunt in New York.  Instead they asked him if he would consider signing up with Keystone Company.

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