KOUPER CHAPLIN Exhibition

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As part of the Birth of the Tramp celebrations in Bologna, there will be a special Léo Kouper exhibition from June 25th to July 5th, 2014.

Léo Kouper, pictured above in his artist's studio in Saint-Ouen, is a French artist, renowned for his movie poster illustrations, notably those of Chaplin films. He painted his first Chaplin poster in the 1950s.

Alongside some of his most famous Chaplin posters, the exhibition will feature many ideas that never made it to the United Artists advertising department. Mr Kouper will be in attendance for a guided tour on Saturday, June 28th at 4:00 pm.

Place:
DIPARTIMENTO DELLE ARTI / SPAZIO HALL
PIAZZETTA PIER PAOLO PASOLINI 5/B

FREE ADMISSION

June 25th to July 5th
Monday to Friday: 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

For more information about the numerous Tramp 100 festivities in Bologna, visit www.cinetecadibologna.it/100charlot_eng

And here's a sneak peek, as the exhibition is currently being set up:

exhibit kouper photo by Arnold Lozano

exhibit kouper photo by Arnold Lozano


The Birth of the Tramp Celebration



Starting next week: Mike Leigh, Claire Bloom, Michael Chaplin, Alexander Payne, Michel Hazanavicius and Bérénice Bejo will join other Chaplin fans and experts from round the world for the 3 day Chaplin event in Bologna Italy.

The Birth of the Tramp Celebration will begin on the evening of Wednesday, June 25th with an open-air live orchestral screening in Piazza Maggiore. For the programme and the online registration: www.cinetecadibologna.it/100charlot_eng

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The Chaplin Project at the Cinémathèque Française

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The Chaplin Project, hosted by Serge Bromberg

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE - SALLE HENRI LANGLOIS

Serge Bromberg will present - and accompany live on piano - a selection of some of Chaplin's greatest shorts. He'll talk about film restoration, while showing newly restored footage of films that Lobster Films and the Cineteca di Bologna are restoring. An informative evening at the French Cinematheque with lots of laughter guaranteed!

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On the program:

Screening of the currently "in progress" restoration of A Night in the Show, 1915
The Rink, 1916, (world premiere of the new restoration)
Easy Street, 1917, (world premiere of the new restoration)

.....and other surprises!


100 Years of the Tramp in POSITIF

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Renowned French cinema magazine, POSITIF, has a special feature on the 100 years of the Tramp in their June 2014 issue.

Featured articles:
- Un Centenaire, Hubert Niogret
- The Melancholy Comus, Pour Charles Chaplin, Edwin Rolfe
- Pas pour les enfants, Charlot scabreux, Francis Bordat
- L’Opinion publique, Au plus près de la vie, Paul Duncan
- L’histoire de “N” de Charlie Chaplin, Cecilia Cenciarelli
- Chaplin à Bali, Raphaël Millet
- Les écrivains francophones et Charlie Chaplin, Paul Renard



Birth of the Tramp Conference Schedule Online

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We are glad to announce that the Birth of the Tramp's Conference schedule is now available online on the Cineteca di Bologna webpage, which can be found by clicking on http://www.cinetecadibologna.it/files/festival/CinemaRitrovato/2014/TRAMP%20CONFERENCE%20SCHEDULE.pdf

The conference takes places from June 26th to June 28th, 2014.

You can also visit the Birth of the Tramp Celebration's main page, for information on the many other events.


A Selection of Photographs: The Tramp

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Charlie Chaplin's iconic Little Tramp. For the occasion, we hope you'll enjoy this selection of photographs from the Chaplin archives featuring the famous Tramp costume.

CC 97 Charlie Chaplin with a Tramp doll. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mutual 0072 Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance in The Vagabond (1916). From the archives of Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mutual 0123 Charlie and his brother, Sydney, on the set of The Immigrant (1917). From the archives of Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

x164 Douglas Fairbanks, Harry Lauder, Charles Chaplin and Sydney Chaplin, 1918. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

x0077 Charles Chaplin and actress Mary Thurman in the Tramp costume. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

idle 5bis Still from The Idle Class (1921). © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mt p 325 Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936). Copyright © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan Courtesy Cineteca di Bologna

CC 207 NEG Publicity still of Charlie Chaplin © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Musée de l'Elysée.

Dog s Life 10 Charlie Chaplin in A Dog's Life (1918) © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

cc 216bis Charlie Chaplin's Tramp Costume. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

You can also check out our previous photo archive posts:
February 28th, 2013: A selection of Chaplin photographs
March 29th, 2013: From the Chaplin archives
June 25th, 2013: Photos: Chaplin and Animals