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    Sunnyside (First National, 1919). Six Sheet (80.75" X 77.75").
    After leaving Mutual Studios in 1919, Charlie Chaplin signed a lucrative deal with First National. Mutual had paid Chaplin more than $600,000 to make twelve films and sought to renew. Instead, Chaplin signed with First National for $1.25 million to make eight pictures. Still in his twenties, he was one of the richest entertainers in the world. In exchange for producing eight two-reelers, which First National would finance and distribute, Chaplin was given virtually unlimited creative control, a situation he had long sought. The result was a series of pictures - a couple of them feature length - which stand today as some of the finest silent comedies ever brought to the screen. This picture was the third produced under Chaplin's new arrangement, in which he stars as a lovestruck farmhand pining for the lovely Edna Purviance, a frequent collaborator in Chaplin's best films. This stone litho gem has undergone professional conservation to fold wear, pinholes into the interior, and some creases in the background. There were tears and small chips at the borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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