Monday, February 01, 2010

Lovecraft ... and Charlie Chaplin!!!


"Tis true.

Lovecraft loved to laugh at Chaplin. Chaplin even got a poem from him in 1916 and kept it with a thank you note back to 26 year old Howard.

If you want to watch a Chaplin movie that HPL also saw - yes, watch a movie with HPL! Share your popcorn!
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[To Kleiner, 25 September 1916] "I also saw that refin'd comedy intitul'd "The Count", enacted by Mr. Charles Chaplin."

HPL would have seen it only between 4 September and the date fo the letter 25 September. It was a double feature with "One A.M."

Charlie Chaplin's 55th Film released Sept. 04 1916.

The Count was Charlie Chaplin's fifth film for Mutual Films. Co-starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance, it is a story about Charlie and his boss finding an invitation to a party from a real Count. Each try to play the role as the Count instead to catch the rich heiress played by Edna

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