This book brings together 794 images - technically photograms, printed directly from film frames - from 29 of Charlie Chaplin's first 36 short films made with the Keystone Film Company in 1914. These images were found in a curious document, dubbed "The Keystone Album," laid out almost like a comic book, with handwritten captions giving the titles of the films and their reconstituted scenarios. It was confirmed in 2014 that H.D. Waley, a former artistic director of the British Film Institute, compiled the extraordinary album in the 1940's in order to keep a record of the original versions of Chaplin's first films, which were being restored at the time.
12 1/2 x 16"
Hardcover w. Sleeve