Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Book - 2014
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"He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? The director holding the camera as well as acting in front of it? Peter Ackroyd's new biography turns the spotlight on Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamour of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. This masterful brief life offers fresh revelations about one of the most familiar faces of the last century and brings the Little Tramp into vivid colour."
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2014.
ISBN: 9780701169947
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Chapl-A
Characteristics: viii, 264 p. : ill.


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ChristchurchLib Mar 14, 2016

Sometimes sleeping rough as a child and begging for food, Chaplin rose from wrenching poverty in London to stardom in Hollywood. Though he had superb theatrical instincts that brought him acclaim in acting and directing, Chaplin received criticism for his political views and alleged immorality. Ackroyd insightfully depicts Chaplin as a human being while shedding light on his ground-breaking motion picture achievements.

Jun 13, 2014

The fact that it's a bio on Charlie Chaplin, the silent comedian who Ive been a fan of for decades speaks volumes in itself. I cant wait to read this book. Ive found that I like most stuff written about Chaplin, so Im sure to love it.

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