Tag: Charlie Chaplin

  • Jun 21 2011

    Film: “Charlie Chaplin and the 1914 Vanderbilt Junior Cup”

    Joe Scotto has forwarded this Los Angles Times article "Unsuspecting extras go down in film history":

  • Dec 13 2008

    Film: Chaplin, Normand, Sennett and the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race

    The best documentation of the 1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race is a Mack Sennett-produced slapstick comedy starring Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin called Mabel at the Wheel. Actual scenes of the race, won by Ralph DePalma in a Mercedes, were used as part of the film. A 2008 book Chaplin by

  • Mar 10 2008

    Film: “1914 Vanderbilt Cup Race”

    The Vanderbilt Cup Race was held for the first time on the West Coast on public roads in Santa Monica, California in 1914. The actual race was captured as the backdrop for a Mack Sennett slapstick Keystone film "Mabel at the Wheel" later called "Hot Finish" starring Mabel Normand, Ben Turpin,