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Charlie Chaplin behind the camera

Here's screen actor, director, writer and all-around auteur Charlie Chaplin standing behind the camera sometime in the 1920s. (Note the cone-shaped horn in his hand so he can shout instructions.) This photo was released in 2007, when a historic camera belonging to Chaplin -- maybe one of the two seen here! -- was up for auction. The Bell and Howell 2709 camera was used to film many of Chaplin's great silent films, including The Kid (1921) and The Gold Rush (1925).

See our biography of Charlie Chaplin