• Charley Chase

A 4 x 2½ slip cut from an album page, signed in green ink by Charley Chase (1893 - 1940). Chase had started with bit parts in Mack Sennett's silent movies, progressed to management at the Hal Roach studios, then reverted to acting after Harold Lloyd left in 1923. Chase was a master of the comedy of embarrassment, and he played either hapless young businessmen or befuddled husbands in dozens of situation comedies. His screen persona was that of a pleasant young man with a dapper mustache and ordinary street clothes; this set him apart from the clownish makeups and crazy costumes used by his contemporaries. He moved with ease into sound films in 1929, and became one of the most popular film comedians of early talking pictures.

Charley Chase

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