October 23rd is the official release date for Lobster Films’ numbered limited edition release of a 16 mm film can containing DVDs of Sydney, The Other Chaplin (2017), their brilliant new documentary on Sydney Chaplin (Charlie’s brother), and The Birth of The Tramp (2013), a documentary on Charlie Chaplin. There are also some other great bonuses and goodies. Visit the Lobster Films web shop for more details.
We’ve uploaded a new video to our Youtube channel, TheChaplinFilms, featuring footage of Prince Axel Christian Georg of Denmark visiting Charlie Chaplin on the set of Sunnyside circa 1919. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to stay updated on new videos!
At the intersection of Lillian Way and Eleanor Avenue in Los Angeles, California, there once stood a studio used by Charlie Chaplin to create 12 of his finest short films, and by Buster Keaton to produce all 19 of his silent shorts and his 10 silent feature films. In 1988, a plaque was placed to mark the location of this hallowed Hollywood ground. But it has a few problems. Firstly it doesn’t actually mark this location; it was placed, unbelievably, on the wrong corner. It also makes no mention of Chaplin at all. And finally, after years of foot traffic, the poorly made plaque can barely be read.
It’s time to change all that. The International Buster Keaton Society, with the support of the Chaplin Office, has designed a new plaque to properly honor these giants of cinema. They have been working for two years with the city of Los Angeles, and have gotten final approval for this project. They also have a plaque maker ready to go. All they need now is the funding. And that’s where you come in. Go to the Keaton 100 website to help be part of history. Thank you.
Genuine French jacquard-woven cotton tea towels are now available from Tissage MOUTET.
All of MOUTET’s products are made solely in Orthez, France. The company is a certified Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (“living heritage company”) which offers the guarantee of French weaving expertise, and which speaks in honour of the company’s 5 generations of industrious Orthez weavers.
Both designs are available on their website, here and here.
Eirakuya, the oldest cotton fabric shop in Japan, established in 1615, designed two tenugui (traditional Japanese towels) in 1932, when Chaplin visited Japan for the first time. The Chaplin merchandising company, Bubbles Inc SA, has recently licensed the rights to Eirakuya to manufacture and sell new tenugui with the same beautiful vintage designs from the 1930s.