Sally Ann & Charlie Chaplin

Good Evening Readers,

My recent Value Village shopping expedition proved to be quite enlightening and provoked my instinct, dare-to-compare.

In my post called, Thrift Stores the Valuable Debate I promised I would show what can be found at another popular thrift store, The Salvation Army.

The thought of the iconic Charles Spencer Chaplin or as we know him Charlie Chaplin simply takes my breath away. His character emitted originality and in my mind he was one of the memorable actors of all time.

IMG_1810When I came across this picture at the Sally Ann from Charlie Chaplin’s movie, “The Kid” (1921) I was ecstatic. Pictured in this doorstep photo is Charlie Chaplin and John Leslie “Jackie” Coogan. The Kid was Chaplin’s first length movie.

I bought this item for $3.99 and after some investigation learned that it was laminated by a company called Sefem Incorporated and was Made in Canada. I left the store with only this in hand even though I realized it was not a big ticket item. In the future I will be venturing back to these thrift stores in search of something a little more rare in the meantime I will cherish my picture. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a long lost Charlie Chaplin film?

A little history for fun:

This year (2014) marks the 100th anniversary of when Chaplin hit the big screen as the Tramp. Charlie sported a bowler hat, tight coat, pair of baggy trousers, clunky pair of shoes as well as the famous cane and unmistakeable well manicured mustache.

It is time I see some bowler hats on the streets this spring.



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