The 22nd of July Carl Davis is conducting the Brooklyn Philharmonic in “live performances”:http://www.bricartsmedia.org/events/performing-arts/the-chaplin-mutuals-carl-davis of his original scores to “Easy Street”, “1:00 AM”, and “Behind the Screen”, three of Charlie Chaplin’s classics from the “Mutual Film Corporation”.
Down the memory lane : in 1975, 2 years before his death, Charlie Chaplin goes to London to receive his knighthood from the Queen. “The Guardian’s moving article, Chaplin in Limelight”:http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2010/jun/22/archive-charlie-chaplin-in-limelight, describes how this old and diminished man gathers up his energy to receive his ultimate honor with his beloved wife Oona, still thinking about his next film…
Chaplin had recalled in his own autobiography that apart from his starring role Keystone Comedies, he had also played bit parts as a Keystone Kop in several pictures. Despite this information, the titles of these works remained elusive for over 90 years and no film prints have surfaced – until now. The film festival “SLAPSTICON 2010”:http://slapsticon.org proudly presents one of those previously thought lost Keystone comedies.
“American cinemathèque”:http://criterioncast.com/2010/06/03/american-cinematheque-to-screen-the-gold-rush-and-selected-chaplin-shorts-on-june-19th-courtesy-of-janus-films/ to screen new 35mm prints of The Gold Rush, A Dog’s Life, A Day’s Pleasure, and Shoulder Arms, June 19th 2010, Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica CA 7.30PM
Someone has stolen the cane from the bronze Chaplin figure on the lakeside in Vevey. The town will replace it. The statue is in memory of the creator of the Little Tramp who spent the last 25 years of his life in Corsier sur Vevey.
The cane disappeared between ten and fifteen days ago. And this is not the first time, explained Gerard Amoos, director of the town garden spaces.
In 1989 the town replaced the cane, and a little while later a diver found it in the lake and brought it back. Before “returning” it to its rightful bronze owner, the town is thinking of making a mould, in case this happens again.