Original photograph of comedian Charley Chase choking director Leo McCarey, circa 1925

Culver City, CA: Hal Roach Studios, Circa 1925. Vintage promotional reference photograph of comedian Charley Chase pretending to choke director Leo McCarey, circa 1925. Mimeo snipe on verso.

Charley Chase was the top box office comedian in short subject films of the 1920s, and in 1923 he began working with director Leo McCarey for Hal Roach Studios. The two would go on to make 45 shorts and two-reelers together, producing some of the finest comedies of the 1920s. Upon his death in 1940, McCarey said of Chase, "Whatever success I have had or may have, I owe to his help because he taught me all I know."

10 x 7.75 inches. Very Good plus, with even fading, light creasing in margin, and a very small chip to top left corner.

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