charlie chaplin in golden gate park

from charlie chaplin's film "a jitney elopement" filmed in golden gate park (1915)

Charlie Chaplin filmed several movies in Golden Gate Park, including “A Jitney Elopement” (1915) pictured above.  In this romance Chaplin plays the true love of Edna, whose father wants her to marry the wealthy Count He-Ha instead.  What place could be more appropriate for trysting lovers than Golden Gate Park?

Here’s a link to another Chaplin movie, “In the Park,” (1915) which also has scenes filmed in Golden Gate Park;  watch the beginning and see if you recognize the park from nearly 100 years ago!

http://www.archive.org/details/CC_1915_03_18_InThePark

(Thanks to Susan Chainey for this fun link to film and park history!)

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About fromthethicket

I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.
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One Response to charlie chaplin in golden gate park

  1. RKB says:

    That’s really cool! I had no idea there was a Chaplin-GGP connection.

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