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    A Dog's Life (First National, 1918). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). After honing his motion picture skills at such studios as Keystone, Essanay, and Mutual, Charlie Chaplin signed a contract with First National Pictures that gave him unprecedented creative control over the future films he was to produce. As his contract only called for eight two-reelers, Chaplin now had the freedom to slow the frenetic pace he had previously worked under, and focus on quality, rather than quantity. The result was a group of films that many consider to be his very best work. This picture, A Dog's Life, was the first film produced during Chaplin's First National period, his first three-reeler, and, according to the card itself, his first million dollar film. It's a classic example of Chaplin as the Little Tramp, a down-and-out, but lovable, hobo who almost always gets the girl in the end. This exquisite title card, bearing a marvelous image of Chaplin, shows light edge wear at the top, some light soiling overall, and a crease in the top right corner, but is otherwise extremely clean and attractive. For any Chaplin fan, this is a must! Very Fine.

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