Bioscoping in Shanghai, c.1923

Bioscoping in Shanghai, c.1923

Bioscoping in Shanghai, c.1923, Crellin collection, DC-s05

In this East Meets West, tradition and modernity, studio tableaux, c.1923, two Chinese opera actors meet the celebrity of the day: Charlie Chaplin – or at least Tommy Crellin dressed up as Charlie Chaplin.

So, in effect, three photographers in this image: the unidentified Chinese cinematographer, Thomas Frank Crellin (1883-1949), a photographer and cinematographer who worked for Eastman Kodak in Shanghai, and the cinema legend, Charlie Chaplin.

A similar photograph to DC-s05, was published in ‘The Kodak Magazine‘ (Vol IV, No 2, July 1923).


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