The Gold Rush
N.p. N.p., Unknown. Vintage reference photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, showing actors Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain in a tense moment. With holograph ink annotations to the verso, along with a stamp indicating that the photo came from the library of noted film historian and tastemaker Maurice Bessy.
A bravely optimistic gold prospector (Chaplin) struggles to survive in the Klondike, where prospectors face starvation, sickness, loneliness, and animal attack. Frequently considered Chaplin's greatest work, a masterpiece of the silent film era.
Set in Alaska.
8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus overall, with a short nick to the left edge.
National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 615. Rosenbaum 1000.
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