For me one of the most exciting parts of being a Chaplin fan is seeing new never before seen photographs. It’s like - just when you think you have seen them all. These photos are up on ebay. They are listed as 1914 possibly from the first tramp movie but are actually wonderful candid’s taken during production of “By the Sea” A film he shot, a one reeler, on Crystal Pier in Santa Monica on his way to his new studio in Los Angeles coming from Niles, in Northern California.
In the film was Billy Armstrong (heavy mustache) who becomes an adversary of the tramp and they continue to battle it out in the sand. Gorgeous Edna Purviance who looks stunning in the bottom 2 photographs.