“To Charlie of the Comics“


“To Charlie of the Comics“
   Poem (32 lines in 4 stanzas); probably written in late September 1915. First published in the Providence Amateur (February 1916).
   A poem on Charlie Chaplin. It was written in response to Rheinhart Kleiner’s poem “To Mary of the Movies” ( Piper,September 1915), about Mary Pickford. HPL professed enjoyment of Chaplin’s films, many of which he saw (see SL1.18, 50–51). For another poem on films, see the satire “To Mistress Sophia Simple, Queen of the Cinema” (written August 1917; first published in the United Amateur, November 1919), a reply to Kleiner’s “To a Movie Star,” published in the same issue of the United Amateur

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