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Drawing - Graphite Pencils - 100lb. Bristol Thick Sheet Stock
(2012) Charlie Chaplin The Adventurer (1917) AKA - "The Convict". Raw Proof Illustration No.51 Hand drawn in Graphite. 100Llb. Bristol Sheet Stock Board Paper. Pencils Used, H, 4H, 5H, B, 2B, 3B, 5B & 8B - 11 Hours to Complete.
The Adventurer is a short comedy film made in 1917 written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is the last out of twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corporation. Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials. The Film also stars Henry Bergman and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who died on December 20, 1917 in a drunk driving accident.
Sir Charles Spencer �Charlie� Chaplin � Born (April 16, 1889, Died December 25th, 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the World before the end of World War I. In 1999, The American Film Institute, AFI, ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time. Martin Sieff, in a review of the book Chaplin: A Life, wrote: �Chaplin was not just big, he was gigantic. In 1915, he burst onto a war-torn world bringing it the gift of comedy, laughter and relief while it was tearing itself apart through World War I. Over the next 25 years, through the Great Depression and the rise of Adolf Hitler, he stayed on the job�..it is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most
December 22nd, 2012
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