Charlie Chaplin

Slipping, Sliding, and Slapstick: A Salute to the Birth of Charlie Chaplin

It's Charlie Chaplin's birthday, and you know what that means—time to break out the bowler hat, brush up on your…

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Charlie Chaplin

John McCabe’s insightful biography of Charlie Chaplin is a scholarly work, which will easily engage both young and old. McCabe…

2 months ago

The Essential Chaplin: Perspectives on the Life and Art of the Great Comedian

Richard Schickel has compiled an amazing array of articles and essays on the life and art of Charles Spencer Chaplin.…

3 months ago

From the Tramp to The Great Dictator: Celebrating Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Career

Charlie Chaplin, the legendary actor, filmmaker, and comedian, was born on April 16, 1889. Today, on what would have been…

1 year ago

Charlie Chaplin Interviews

His autobiography, filled with rank name-dropping, is almost unreadable. The 1992 biopic, despite a fine performance by Robert Downey, Jr.,…

1 year ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Charlie Chaplin

1. Charles Spencer Chaplin was born on April 16th, 1889 in London, England. His parents, Charles and Hannah, were both…

3 years ago

A Tramp Abroad: Why Charlie Chaplin Was Exiled from America

“In the end, everything is a gag.” Not surprisingly, these words were uttered by one of the funniest actors of…

4 years ago

Tramping Through New Museum Will Showcase Charlie Chaplin’s Legacy

On screen, the Little Tramp appears as a lovable, buffoonish and amusing character, whose mimics elicited many a chuckle in…

4 years ago

Not Just the Silent Treatment: Frank Scheide Explains Why Chaplin’s Work is No Laughing Matter

A pioneer in the world of cinema, the work of Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) defined the silent film era: while he was not…

13 years ago

Reel Chaplin: Richard Schickel’s View of the Legendary Comedian

A pioneer in the world of cinema, the work of Charlie Chaplin defined the silent film era: while he was not the only…

16 years ago