A cell phone in 1928? Nah! Meet George Clarkeof, an Irish filmmaker, who is also a fan of Charlie Chaplin. Last year, he purchased a DVD set of Charlie Chaplin film. While watching some extras from Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Circus’, he noticed something—- a footage shot in front of a theater during the premier of ‘The Circus’ shows what appears to be a woman, or a man walking down the sidewalk talking on a cell phone? The thing is, the footage is from 1928, long before any type of communication device was invented.
Naturally George Clarkeof made a YouTube video to show off his find. If you watch the video he has isolated the footage and plays it several times, including in slow motion, it certainly looks like the woman is talking on a cell phone. Plus, her looks–she’s dressed in a very heavy outfit, covering her up almost completely, while a man who walks by just prior to her is dressed normally with the era, and it looks like they have a good weather so its too warm to be walking around in a big heavy coat.
So who is this mysterious ‘woman’? Is she a Time Traveler on Charlie Chaplin The Circus? Is she really talking into a cell phone, or simply muttering to herself? In case it is a cell phone, how could she have one in 1928 decades before any mobile technology for communications? Let us know what you think after watching the Charlie Chaplin Cell phone video below.
Time Traveler on Charlie Chaplin The Circus :