Series (16 Episodes available)
FILM PRESERVATION ASSOCIATES
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
After leaving Sennett's Keystone Studios, where he had spent his year of apprenticeship in cinema, Charles Chaplin became a worldwide star at 10 times his former salary by joining The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in January 1915. For the first time, his name was on the credits !
The series was called "Essanay-Chaplin brand", and Essanay was the first to sell merchandising rights for a movie character. In one year, Chaplin was to star in and direct 16 hilarious films, including his iconic The Tramp - each release breaking a new record in sales. Like the two previous series (Keystone and Mutual), these will be newly restored. They will sparkle! The restoration of the Essanay comedies will conclude the restoration of the Chaplin films, now 100 years old, and will amaze future generations in their second century.