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Photo Essays
1. Exile’s Return
2. Chaplin’s Parents
3. Hannah Chaplin’s Femmes Fatales
4. Playing Dress-Up  In The Land of Make Believe
5. Teenage Girls and Fear of Aging
6. Chaplin’s Three Teenage Wives
7. Mildred Harris
8. Lita Grey
9. Oona O’Neill
10. Chaplin’s Father
11. A Royal Lion
12. Vesta Tilley as Bertie
13. Ella Shields as Bertie
14. Making A Living
15. The Lion Comique’s Son: Dressed Like A Bum
16. Monsieur Verdoux as a Lion Comique
17. Calvero as a Lion Comique
18. The Lion Comique’s Son in the Limelight
19. Charlie as a Child
20. The Kid’s Lucky Break
21. Syd Chaplin
22. A Family Album of Theatrical Drunks
23. Chaplin’s Family Romance
24. Edna Purviance
25. Purviance’s Influence on Chaplin’s Character
26. Essanay
27. Chaplinitis
28. Chaplin’s Predecessors
29. Eye Contact: Audience-Performer Intimacy
30. Chaplin the Auteur
31. Chaplin’s Two Autobiographies
32. Going It Alone
33. The Circus
34. Autobiographical Starvation Scenes From The Gold Rush
35. Autobiographical Madness Scenes in Modern Times
36. Two British Music Hall Traditions and Topical Comedy
37. The Great Dictator
38. Fatal Attraction: Joan Barry
39. Monsieur Verdoux: Guillotine or Hatchet Job?
40. Limelight
 
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RESILIENCY
Posted on April 17th, 2010

Interview in Sao Paolo newspaper O Estado de São Paulo for the Brazilian edition of Chaplin A Life

Interviewer: Chaplin was hardly a simple or transparent man. Do you think Freud oversimplified him as an artist when he wrote that Chaplin always played himself as he was in his dismal youth? [...]

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Free Screening & Discussion of Charlie Chaplin’s film THE KID, NORTH TRURO LIBRARY on TUESDAY, August 11th @ 7 PM

Posted on July 14th, 2009

Ten days after the death of his firstborn infant son, 30-year-old Charlie Chaplin began interviewing child actors for this previously unplanned film in which his Little Tramp finds, adopts and raises an abandoned infant who grows to be a miniature version of himself. The child actor is Jackie Coogan.

Charlie & Jackie in the film THE [...]

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Lost Childhoods: Charlie Chaplin & Michael Jackson

Posted on July 7th, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON DRESSED IN CHAPLIN’S LITTLE TRAMP COSTUME

Jackson was fascinated, if not in fact obsessed, with the trajectory of Charlie Chaplin’s life story.

Like Chaplin, Jackson went into show business at a very early age.

Chaplin in his first professional role as a child performer: he was a member of clog dancing [...]

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April Fool’s Day 1921 or will the real Charlie please stand up?

Posted on March 29th, 2009

OR….WHERE’S CHARLIE?

For a photo-essay on THE CIRCUS see essay #33 on this website (see list on the left side of this web page).

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A SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF CHAPLIN’S FILM “THE KID” AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO THIS SPRING

Posted on February 16th, 2009

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