Charlie and Mabel in the Park

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Thanks to Site Admin for the info about the Chaplin and Mabel, 1914 film, I never knew that, and will add the info to the machine.
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Amazed there is one in the USA. There are at least 3 made then
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Oops, didn't make it clear enough, the machine for sale on eBay is the same one as pictured at the start of this thread.
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Strewth in 4 short hours the world has lost one of the few rare examples of this machine. :o
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Ehat explains it then. I should have noticed. At least it is still very rare.
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pennymachines wrote:However, the theme, featuring Charlie Chaplin and Mabel Normand in the park, harks back to the first scene from a silent film they made under Mack Sennett in 1914, called Mabel's Married Life.
Mr PM suggests that the theme comes from Mable's Married Life but I think the more likely candidate is Getting Acquainted (1914) also with Mabel Normand and Mack Swain. This is Charlie making up to a girl in a park and has the scene where Charlie's stick lifts the girls dress (3min 50secs), which appears to be the theme in the working model; arm goes around girl, stick lifts skirt and Charlie gets a smack.



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I think you are correct saying it is based on the film "Getting Acquainted" - the dress lifting is a quite well known scene from the film, The name Kennington Park that was used for the working model would have been taken from the area where Chaplin spent the first few years of his life.. :tarah:
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Once again, great information as to the film scene. Now I truly can add a card with that info to my 'Charlie and Mabel'.
Thanks a lot, Steve
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And to find the actual film clip of the skirt lifting is brilliant, thanks To Wembley Lion.
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