Photograph of Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp in The Gold Rush, c. 1925

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Charlie Chaplin in costume as his iconic character, ‘The Tramp’. The promotional photograph is from a scene in his 1925 silent film, The Gold Rush, which Chaplin wrote, directed and produced. ‘The Tramp’ is said to have influenced the characters in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

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Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush
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c. 1925
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Bettmann
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