Merna Kennedy was an unknown dancer and actress when she emerged alongside Charlie Chaplin in The Circus (1928), the peak to a short movie career. This biography covers Merna Kennedy’s background, a few of her films, and her tragically premature death.
Charlie Chaplin Picto-Sked for TCM Summer Under the Stars 2014
Picto-Sked returns to illustrate each of the sixteen Charlie Chaplin movies showing during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars with vintage period newspaper advertisements posted under each title.
Billboard, 1941 – John Barrymore Tops List of Greatest Performers in Living Memory
A 1941 Billboard Magazine poll of his peers names John Barrymore the greatest performer in living memory. Charlie Chaplin finishes second. This illustrated post reveals the top 20 along with other details of the poll.
The Deagan Una-Fon – This Kind of Advertising Pays
An advertisement showing the Deagan Una-Fon promoting Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid with some background information about J.C. Deagan, Inc and the Uni-Fon as an advertising tool.
Charlie Chaplin by Ken Lashway
A biography of legendary film star Charlie Chaplin accompanied by images of early Charles Chaplin Movie Cards and Movie Collectibles.
The First Academy Awards by Tammy Stone
Tammy Stone covers the first crop of Academy Awards winners from 1929 and illustrates some differences between that first show and the Oscars to follow.