Colorized Charlie Chaplin in 1917, At The Age Of 27, With Curly Hair
A Rare Candid Photo Of Charlie Chaplin, Colorized
Everyone knows who Charlie Chaplin was, even if you never saw one of his films. The iconic mustache, bowler hat, and his pantomiming perfection cemented him as an immortalized comedic genius. Even though the legendary actor’s exploits began over 100 years ago, people still know the name and the unforgettable tramp that set the bar for what was funny.
As ubiquitous as Chaplin remains in our culture, there's something special about seeing him in color. Photos of a young Chaplin are all in black and white, placing him very firmly in the past. Through colorization techniques we can actually see what it would look like if Chaplin were around today.
However, Chaplin’s actual life was far from the high jinx-laden theatre that became his calling card. Many famous people live through a controversy or two but Chaplin lived through more difficult times than most of Hollywood combined. Naturally, a few of the scandals were of his own making.