A Jitney Elopement, by Charlie Chaplin


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windmills A Jitney Elopement, by Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin's early silent films, produced for the Essanay and Mutual studios, are out of copyright, and now in the public domain. This means that they are cheap source material for DVD's, and hence available from a number of producers.

Chaplin's film, A Jitney Elopement, from 1915, features a car chase along the seaward end of Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco, and hence has good footage of the two windmills there. In particular the cars circle around in front of the Murphy windmill, which was hard at work pumping water to irrigate the park at this time.

This short film can be found on at least 3 DVD's in the UK: There is an extensive listing of Chaplin's British DVD's at The Charlie Chaplin UK DVD and Video Guide. Note that just because the film rights come for free, the DVD's themselves are not necessarily all that cheap to purchase!
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See also:American films showing windmills (12/1/04)
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Item: #245, Posted: 10/2/04.


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