Charlie Chaplin’s fame rose during WWI, a time when movie-goers needed relief from the violence and devastation that surrounded them.

He also became a spokesman for Liberty Bonds. Here, he and Douglas Fairbanks promote the bonds in front of a throng of Manhattan-ites.

Source:
http://entertainment.time.com/2011/12/23/the-life-and-times-of-charlie-chaplin/

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