Various cities: Various Publishers, circa 1957 - 1967. A collection of 10 original lobby cards for the Mexican releases of nine films directed by or featuring Charlie Chaplin.
Highlights of this bright, charming collection include lobby cards for the Mexican releases of Chaplin's "Limelight," "King of New York," and "The Circus," as well as two variants for "The Chaplin Revue," seen here as both " La Revisita de Chaplin" and the official release title "La Cabalgata de Chaplin." Also present are three other unidentifiable cards, likely festival days featuring multiple pieces of Chaplin's work, and two cards for documentaries featuring Chaplin: the 1967 "The Funniest Man in the World" and the 1960 "When Comedy was King," translated here simply as "Risas y mas risas," no doubt an appropriate, if slightly misleading, title interpretation.
Universally acclaimed as an actor, director, and producer, Chaplin and his iconic Tramp character especially captured the hearts of the filmgoing population worldwide, and to this day he is considered a legendary innovator in comedic cinema. Though his life was plagued by multiple marriages, divorces, and eventual revoking of his US citizenship, his devotion to perfection in his work remained.
16.75 x 12.75 inches. Very Good condition, with bumps and pinhole tears to a number of corners, lightly foxed.