When Charles Chaplin is at work on Shoulder Arms
(1918), he asks his cameraman, Roland Totheroh
, how the light is. Totheroh (and the rest of the crew) replies, "Better down at Barney's bar." That was the signal for production to end for the day. The "light" referred the light beer served at Barney Oldfield's bar, which was the favorite drink and hangout for the crew after filming. See more
Ha ha ha ha ha. Come on Charlie stop messing about, we really have to get down to it now. I just hope our friendship survives the day, that's all.
Ha George, don't be so melodramatic.
Well, it's your autobiography Charlie. And as your editor I have to tell you that parts of the manuscript are pretty vague, to say the least. I mean for instance, your mother. Now when did she first lose control? We need to know those facts.
It's hard to say. She could be so wonderful, on good days...