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    The Floorwalker (Mutual, R-1925). Swedish One Sheet (23" X 35").
    "Fulfilling my contract with Mutual was, I suppose, the happiest period of my life." Charlie Chaplin had good reason to be happy with the Mutual contract, signed in 1916, as he was being paid $600,000 (more than $10 million in today's money) to produce 12 two-reelers in twelve months. Chaplin's extravagant contract freed him from the low-budget, assembly-line atmosphere that he detested at both Keystone and Essanay Studios. The Floorwalker was his first for Mutual and was an amazing advancement in filmmaking over his previous films with Essanay. This great and classic short film was historic in many ways, not the least of which was Chaplin's first film with the famous Eric Campbell, who was the 6'5", weighed 250 pounds, and was featured in eleven Chaplin shorts before his tragic death. This beautiful Swedish one sheet with Bjornberg artwork is from the 1925 reissue of the film. A rare find for collectors of one of the greatest comics of screen history. Folded, Near Mint/Mint.


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