silent film star

About 3 months after Charlie Chaplin died, grave robbers dug up his body and held it for ransom. When the thieves contacted his family demanding $600,000, police tapped the phone and caught them in no time because they kept calling from a nearby phone booth. Chaplin’s body was safely returned, reburied, and covered in a giant slab of concrete. Source

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Star imagery in early films. 

Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (FR 1902, Ferdinand Zecca); Visions d’art 3. La Fée aux étoiles (FR 1902, Pathé Frères); La Vie et la passion de Jésus Christ (FR 1903, Ferdinand Zecca); Le danse du diable | Weird Fancies (FR 1904, Gaston Velle); Le Papillon fantastique (FR 1909, George Méliès); La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or (FR 1905, Gaston Velle). 

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Distant Lands by Matt Ferguson / Tumblr / Website / Twitter

12″ X 24″ screen prints, S/N editions of 50. Part of Matt’s solo art show, “Distant Lands“ opening March 27th, 2015, at the Bottleneck Gallery / Facebook.

The Hobbit piece is also available as a timed release until 11.59pm EST on Sunday March 29th, as it forms part of Matt’s previously released Lord of the Rings Trilogy poster series.  

All remaining artwork will be available online from 12pm EST Saturday, March 28th, HERE.