|Text on Button||PANDEMONIUM BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY TM|
Black text and black silhouette of a mustachioed man wearing a bowler hat on a yellow background
|Curl Text||(212) 382-2144 1407 BROADWAY N.Y.C. R.A. MITTY|
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This button advertised the Pandemonium clothing store on Broadway in New York City, which sold men's and women's sportswear. The parent company, Pandemonium Enterprises, Inc., initially incorporated in 1981 as Jughead and Co., Inc. Pandemonium Enterprises dissolved in 1994. The Charlie Chaplin silhouette at the center was a store trademark.
Charlie Chaplin was an English filmmaker and actor who worked primarily in the silent movie era. He is known for his character "the Tramp" and for films such as The Gold Rush, Modern Times, City Lights, and The Great Dictator, which often combined slapstick comedy with social commentary. He received an honorary Academy Award in 1972 for his body of work. Chaplin died in 1977.