Charles Chaplin: Articles


'A Night at the Cinema in 1914': Charles Chaplin, Pearl White and The Great War

Charles Chaplin in 'A Film Johnnie' (1914). 'A Night at the Cinema in 1914': From The Great War to Charles Chaplin and Pearl White Imagine, if you will, that you can go back one hundred years in time, when people were enjoying a new and pervasive art form: motion pictures. […]


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'A Night at the Cinema in 1914': Charles Chaplin, Pearl White and The Great War



Sneeze Face, Cheese Mites and Techno Charles Chaplin: 'Amazing Tales'

Sneeze face, cheese mites, and techno Charles Chaplin: San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2014's 'Amazing Tales from the Archive's (image: Fred Ott's 'sneeze face' in the short film 'Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze') The “Amazing Tales from the Archives” presentations at the 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which […]


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Sneeze Face, Cheese Mites and Techno Charles Chaplin: 'Amazing Tales'



'Limelight': Charles Chaplin Classic 60th Anniversary Screening with Claire Bloom

'Limeligh' with Charles Chaplin and Claire Bloom. Charles Chaplin 'Limelight' screening to feature Claire Bloom Charles Chaplin's Limelight turns 60 this year. Honoring Chaplin's last US-made film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of Limelight on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. […]


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'Limelight': Charles Chaplin Classic 60th Anniversary Screening with Claire Bloom



Charles Chaplin, Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep: Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award Recipients

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's annual fundraising gala began in 1972. It first honoree was Charles Chaplin, returning to the United States after two decades in exile. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin. That same year, Chaplin was saluted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


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Charles Chaplin, Bette Davis, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep: Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award Recipients



Marilyn Nash Dies: Charles Chaplin 'Monsieur Verdoux' Leading Lady

Charles Chaplin, Marilyn Nash, Monsieur Verdoux Marilyn Nash, Charles Chaplin's young leading lady in the critical and box office disappointment Monsieur Verdoux, has died. She was either 84 or 85, according to the IMDb. Author Jeffrey Vance announced Nash's death on his Facebook wall. Like most of Chaplin's discoveries – […]


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Marilyn Nash Dies: Charles Chaplin 'Monsieur Verdoux' Leading Lady



Josef von Sternberg, Charles Chaplin & John Ford: Shasta Silent Film Festival

The 6th Annual Silent Film Festival at Shasta County, Calif., to be held October 21-22 at the Shasta County Arts Council's Performance Hall, will feature an eclectic group of silent movie classics. Those range from Josef von Sternberg's crime drama Underworld (1927) to Carl Theodor Dreyer's marital drama Master of […]


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Josef von Sternberg, Charles Chaplin & John Ford: Shasta Silent Film Festival



'A Woman of Paris' Movie: Charles Chaplin Goes Dramatic

Edna Purviance (left), A Woman of Paris I must admit that I'm not a fan of Charles Chaplin's comedies. Heresies aside, I did very much enjoy Chaplin's dramatic A Woman of Paris, an attempt to turn his frequent leading lady Edna Purviance into a star. Despite rumors to the contrary, […]


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'A Woman of Paris' Movie: Charles Chaplin Goes Dramatic



Charles Chaplin 'Zepped' Found

In the Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips reports that a long-thought lost Charles Chaplin film has been accidentally found after a film collector made an eBay bid on a nitrate film canister. Phillips explains that “the footage turned out to be the obscure Chaplin short [Zepped], a World War I propaganda […]


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Charles Chaplin 'Zepped' Found



Charles Chaplin 'The Circus,' 'Easy Rider' Screenings

Among the upcoming screenings in the November film series of the Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., are vehicles for just about everyone, from Charles Chaplin to Dennis Hopper; from Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland to Robin Williams' voice. I've never seen Disney's Aladdin, […]


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Charles Chaplin 'The Circus,' 'Easy Rider' Screenings



Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition

Actor Gael García Bernal, Academy Award-winning actress Penélope Cruz, veteran director Mario Monicelli, veteran screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr, and Academy Award-winning filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci and Ethan Coen are a few of the latest additions to the list of signatories demanding freedom for filmmaker Roman Polanski, currently being held by Swiss […]


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Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition



Buster Keaton & 'Sunrise': San Francisco Silent Film Festival + Lost Pola Negri Film Found

Martha Mattox, Laura La Plante in The Cat and the Canary (top); Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality (bottom) The San Francisco Silent Film Festival will present a special series of screenings on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Castro Theatre. The screening films are the Buster Keaton vehicle Our […]


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Buster Keaton & 'Sunrise': San Francisco Silent Film Festival + Lost Pola Negri Film Found



Cinecon Capsule Reviews: Gender Contraints, Charles Chaplin

There was a lot of complaining about the line-up at Cinecon 2008, held on Labor Day Weekend, which was affected by the Univeral fire and other matters, including the deaths of Rusty Casselton and Bob Nudelman. Still, the films were some of the best I have seen in the Egyptian […]


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Cinecon Capsule Reviews: Gender Contraints, Charles Chaplin



Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Techno Chaplin Evening

The screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) and a look at rare behind-the-scenes photographs revealing the techniques used in creating the film's special effects will be the focus of “Techno Chaplin,” an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' program hosted by visual […]


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Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Techno Chaplin Evening



'Monsieur Verdoux': Charles Chaplin Subversive Sentimental Comedy

'Monsieur Verdoux' with Charles Chaplin and Martha Raye. 'Monsieur Verdoux': Charles Chaplin movie stolen by Martha Raye In The New York Times, J. Hoberman discusses Charles Chaplin's 1947 (oxymoronically) sentimental black comedy Monsieur Verdoux – my favorite Chaplin movie, partly because of its subversiveness, but mostly because of Martha Raye's […]


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'Monsieur Verdoux': Charles Chaplin Subversive Sentimental Comedy



'The Kid': Charles Chaplin Comedy Introduced Child Star Jackie Coogan

Although I have never been much of a Charles Chaplin fan, The Kid is one sweet picture. In fact, it is the only Chaplin vehicle I would want to see over again. The story, also penned by Chaplin, is simple: a poor, unwed mother (frequent Chaplin leading lady Edna Purviance) […]


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'The Kid': Charles Chaplin Comedy Introduced Child Star Jackie Coogan



'Yellow Face' in Hollywood + Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep & Robert Redford Premiere: AFI FEST

Paul Muni is a Jewish-Austrian-Hungarian Chinese in The Good Earth. Today it'd have been simpler. Muni would have been merely a Jewish-Ukrainian Chinese. Hollywood Chinese, Arthur Dong's documentary about the portrayal of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in Hollywood films, will have its Los Angeles premiere at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, […]


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'Yellow Face' in Hollywood + Tom Cruise & Meryl Streep & Robert Redford Premiere: AFI FEST



Pordenone Silent Film Festival: Charles Chaplin 'Boat Movie,' Jean Vigo Nice Documentary

Pordenone Silent Film Festival 2007: Charles Chaplin, 'Chicago,' René Clair (image: Jean Vigo's 'À propos de Nice') The 26th Pordenone Silent Film Festival kicked off today, October 6, 2007, with screenings of Hans Behrendt's 1927 social comedy A Royal Scandal / Die Hose, starring Werner Krauss and Jenny Jugo, and […]


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Pordenone Silent Film Festival: Charles Chaplin 'Boat Movie,' Jean Vigo Nice Documentary



How to Sell Your Soul: Must-See Long-Thought-Lost Classic Resurfaces in Restored Print

Souls for Sale with Eleanor Boardman and Barbara La Marr. Long before Hollywood became the target of relentless political attacks for being out of touch with the values of God-fearing, mom-loving, apple-pie-eating Americans, Sodom-on-the-Pacific was the favorite target of U.S. religious and “conservative” social leaders – which could have resulted in […]


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How to Sell Your Soul: Must-See Long-Thought-Lost Classic Resurfaces in Restored Print