How Charlie Chaplin filmed The Champion in Niles, CA

Interact with your favorite SCM authors, producers, directors, historians, archivists and silent comedy savants. Or just read along. Whatever.
John Bengtson
Posts: 135
Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:58 pm

How Charlie Chaplin filmed The Champion in Niles, CA

Postby John Bengtson » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:18 pm

Charlie filmed his Essanay boxing comedy The Champion (1915) on location in Niles, CA. It will be featured Dec. 3 at the SF Silent Film Festival Day of Silents event. http://www.silentfilm.org/homepage/gallery/save-the-date

Image

The film's restoration was sponsored by the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum. http://nilesfilmmuseum.org/

Image

You can read about Charlie filming in Niles at this post below. One surprise, you can see a portion of the town baseball field bleachers in the back of one scene.

https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2016/11/07/how-chaplin-filmed-the-champion-on-location-in-niles/

Cheers, John

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests