Previously unreleased footage from Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film: The Circus has what looks like a woman talking on a cellphone in the background.
This short film is about a piece of footage found by George Clarke behind the scenes of The Circus. Attending the premiere at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA, the scene shows a large woman dressed in black with a hat hiding most of her face, with what can only be described as a mobile phone device, she is talking as she walks alone, perhaps she is indeed a time traveler on a mobile phone (maybe with a white iPhone)
The description on this YouTube video (which shows the scene normally and magnified) also lists “ear trumpet” and “pocket model carbon microphone” as possibilities. However, there’s also a horse painted to look like a zebra in this scene, so we’re not going to bet that everything is as it seems.
Post author: Daniel Semper