Chaplin, Keystone Co., Spring 1914

“It is not every variety artiste who possesses the ability to act for the camera. Chaplin not only shows that talent; he shows it in a degree which raises him at once to the status of a star performer. We do not often indulge in prophecy, but we do not think we are taking a great risk in prophesying that in six months Chaplin will rank as one of the most popular screen comedians in the world. Certainly there has never been before quite so successful a first appearance.”
Exhibitors’ Mail, 1914
Musée de l’Elysée

His Favorite Pastime
R. George Nichols. K: Frank D. Williams. D: Charles Chaplin, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Peggy Pearce. P: Keystone Film Company. USA 1914

Mabel’s Busy Day
R: Mack Sennett. B: Charles Chaplin / Mabel Normand. K: Frank D. Williams. D: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert, Charley Chase, Chester Conklin. P: Keystone Film Company. USA 1914

Three years later, a very early Buster Keaton:

The Rough House
R: Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. D: Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Al St. John, Buster Keaton, Alice Lake, Agnes Neilson. P: Comique Film Company. USA 1917