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Syd Chaplin Article
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It sure must have been a slow news week when the usually industrious editors at MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE decided to publish this piece about Sydney Chaplin (1885 1965), businessman, aviator, actor,(thirty-four films between 1914 and 1928) and occasional business partner to his younger super-star brother, Charlie:

"Charlie Chaplin is small and thin. Sidney is tall and husky. Charlie is dark, with curly hair like a boy. His big brother is light, and looks like a big lumberman. Here is contrast indeed. Their natures are as different as the natures of a flee and a bee. To see them together one would not take them brothers..."

Three years after this article was published, Syd Chaplin would started the first domestic airline company in the United States: The Syd Chaplin Airline, Co., which he saw fit to close when the U.S. government saw fit to regulate pilots and all commercial flight ventures.


Charlie Chaplin's Brother (Motion Pictur Magazine, 1916)

Charlie Chaplin's Brother (Motion Pictur Magazine, 1916)

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