The encircled woman appears to be holding a cell phone
What’s the first place you would visit if you could travel through time into the past? Ancient Rome? George Washington’s plantation? 1955? The time traveler supposedly discovered by filmmaker George Clarke showed considerably less ambition: the premiere of an obscure Charlie Chaplin film.
In his fascinating YouTube video, Clarke dissects some footage taken in 1928 at Mann’s Chinese Theatre during a promotion Chaplin’s classic “The Circus.” One sees a woman in the background talking into some sort of device. At first glance, it looks an awful lot like a cell-phone. Could this be a time-traveling film buff?