The Gold Rush

N.p. N.p., Circa 1942. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, showing director Charlie Chaplin in costume as The Tramp, lining up a two camera shot while cinematographer Roland Thotheroh looks on. With holograph ink and pencil annotations regarding layout on the verso, along with a stamp reading Key Set.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Finler notes on the verso that the shot (and the scene Chaplin was shooting) was on location in Truckee, Northern California, near the mountain pass where the Donner Party—on whom the film is partially based—met their tragic end.

Totheroh would shoot much of Chaplin's work, including his greatest films—"The Kid" (1921), "City Lights," "Modern Times" (1936), "The Great Dictator" (1940), and, of course, this one.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus overall, with a minute chip at the bottom right corner.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 615. Rosenbaum 1000.

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