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    A Dog's Life (First National, 1918). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). From his earliest days with Fred Karno's traveling vaudeville show, there was no doubt that Charlie Chaplin was a star. Whether mugging onstage or cavorting onscreen, Chaplin always displayed the kind of talent and charisma that set him apart from virtually every other comedian of his day. His earliest films, for Mack Sennett, were made in 1914, and it was during this period that he developed his most famous character, the Little Tramp. With his bowler hat and his bamboo cane, the Tramp is still a familiar figure to millions worldwide, almost a century after his introduction. The lobby card offered here, for one of Chaplin's later films, the one in which Charlie and his brother Sydney appeared onscreen together for the very first time, offers three spectacular images of this great character. Save for some very slight toning at the top border, this unrestored cinematic treasure is unblemished, looking virtually as fresh and clean as the day it was printed. For a Chaplin fan, it's hard to imagine a more desirable piece than this. Near Mint+.

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