Born On This Day – April 16, 1889

Roland Totheroh Films Charlie Chaplin On Location of 'The Gold Rush' (1925)
Roland Totheroh Films Charlie Chaplin On Location of ‘The Gold Rush’ (1925)

“I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.”

“The silent picture, first of all, is a universal means of expression. Talking pictures necessarily have a limited field, they are held down to the particular tongues of particular races.” –Charlie Chaplin