* The CHARLIE CHAPLIN STUDIOS Vintage Original Studio Mailing Envelope c.1920s
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Offered here is a vintage original 7.5 x 5.5 in. mailing envelope from the CHARLIE CHAPLIN STUDIOS in Hollywood, California c.1920s. The studio's name and location is printed in the top left corner on the recto and the verso features the flap on the right side vs. the top. This particular envelope was used to mail "fan photos" of Charlie Chaplin upon request to the fans. This vintage original envelope is unused and in near-mint condition with no visible flaws.
In October 1917, Charlie Chaplin announced plans to build his own motion picture studio at the southeast corner of La Brea and Sunset Boulevard. In his autobiography, Chaplin described the decision as follows: "At the end of the Mutual contract, I was anxious to get started with First National, but we had no studio. I decided to buy land in Hollywood and build one. The site was the corner of Sunset and La Brea and had a very fine ten-room house and five acres of lemon, orange and peach trees. We built a perfect unit, complete with developing plant, cutting room, and offices." Chaplin purchased the site from R.S. McClellan, who lived on the site and had a large grove of old orange trees on the property. The lot had 300 feet of frontage on Sunset Blvd. and 600 feet on La Brea Ave., extending south to De Longpre. Chaplin announced he would make his home on the northern... read more