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DescriptionModern Times (United Artists, 1936/Lopert, R-1959). Lobby Cards (3) (11" X 14").
Modern Times would be Chaplin's final silent film, and also marked the last appearance of the "Little Tramp." Filmed between 1932 and 1936, it was directed, written, scored, and produced by Chaplin himself, and he also starred in his own 'one-man show' with his current wife and kindred spirit Paulette Goddard. This was Chaplin's first film after his successful City Lights and was released nine years after the advent of "talkies." Offered is a very rare original lobby card with an image of the famous jailbreak scene, as well as two reissue cards, one of which shows a scene of Chaplin with comedian Chester Conklin, and the other features one of the most classic shots from the film with Charlie caught in a machine. The reissue cards are in great shape, showing only small corner bumps. The original card has edge wear, corner creasing, some surface paper loss, and an enlarged pinhole at the top. There are a couple of small chips in the borders and a few mild tears into the interior, as well as a tear from the bottom border into the upper right background. The card has strips of cellophane tape and some adhesive remnants on the verso. Fine/Very Fine.
Estimate: $500 - $1,000.
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