Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Charlie Chaplin and John Sousa



Today's picture features a couple of icons of the early 1900's . . . band leader John Philip Sousa and silent film star Charlie Chaplin. I was surprised to see the two of them in the same photograph. The picture was taken in 1916.

Now, for your enjoyment we have another stirring Sousa March.


8 comments:

  1. Sousa marches are wonderful, but I enjoyed the unusual Opera week photos more.

    I hope Ophelia comes to visit you all. We here on the soggy Mid- Atlantic certainly don't want her. You have probably forgotten what rain looks like.

    Someone commented on Mitch miller's lyrics to the Stars and Stripes being be kind to your web footed friends instead of be kind to your friends in the swamp; they are both there. Google it.

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  2. Wow, a young Chaplin with no mustache--what a great find!

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  3. I thought the same thing. I didn't recognize Chaplin without the moustache. I heard that the Charlie Chaplin moustache was very popular in the day until Hitler came on the scene and destroyed that look for ever.

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  4. You can't be that surprised that these two were pictured together. They were your Mystery People from January 10, 2009.

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  5. I loved Opera Week and am also enjoying Sousa Week a lot. Some great selections. I find myself humming them the rest of the day!

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  6. That march almost got my blood going enouigh to enlist in the Marines if I was't almost 70 years old.

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  7. Wasn't Chaplin's mustache a glue on he only used for films?

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  8. The Evil Nate Maas has got a memory, that's for sure. Probably why he wins the "mystery person" contest so much.

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