iconic silent film actor and comedian (1889-1977). Early document signed. Los Angeles, California. 4to. 28 pp.
$ 3,632 / 3.500 €
A lengthy legal document signed “Charles Chaplin”. It pertains to a lawsuit Chaplin filed against Vitagraph-Lubin-Selig-Essanay, Inc. and the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company concerning his movie A Burlesque of Carmen, which Chaplin had written, directed, and starred in for Essanay. Chaplin seems to have been unhappy with changes that Essanay made for a second version released after Chaplin had moved on to another film company, and he was suing to have it pulled from the market due to concern for how it could harm his reputation.