81 x 81
It LOOKS like Chaplin (kind of) but not quite, right? So, as usual, I did my research and found out that Billy West was a kind of Chaplin impersonator. According to IMDB, ''Billy West was a silent film comedian, the best-known and most successful imitator of Charles Chaplin''s ''Tramp'' character, until West developed his own comedic persona.Oliver Hardy was West''s foil in many of his silents.'' Evidently born in Russia in the early 1890''s, with the name Roy B. Weissburg, even after he gave up his Chaplin-esque character, he was incredibly prolific in the silent movie business (with literally hundred of movies in which he weither starred, produced or had some role in front of or behind the camera), but with the advent of sound, he seems to have lost his way... some put this change of luck downto his heavy Russian accent, others to his litigious nature, still others to serious financial problems which plagued him in later life. () This poster is from the 1916 movie called His Waiting Career, featuring Billy West and produced by the Unicorn Film Service. It is in immaculate condition with very, very minor restoration work on the top left corner - I have included photos for diligence but truly you have to be searching to see any work at all. The poster is big and beautiful. It is mounted on linen and is in very good condition (A) - intact and colorful. I have not been able to find any other example of this poster anywhere, in any condition. Please note that all of our posters are vintage, non-reproduction works of art. Please visit our other posters, prints and ephemera. Thank you! We are happy to ship worldwide - please note that the price listed for international shipping is for standard surface mail delivery - international courrier costs for FedEx, DHL, UPS or other companies will be quoted at the time of purchase, based on the buyer''s location.
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