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Chaplin on T-shirts !


If you haven’t noticed yet, there is a new shop in our products section with “great T-shirts”:http://www.charliechaplin.com/products/spreadshirts designed by french graphists Marion Kueny and Cécile Binjamin on American Apparel and regular T-shirts.

Remember summer’s coming, if you’re a Chaplin fan, they’re a must have !

7 days FREE SHIPPING starting on monday march 15

“Get one know!”:http://www.charliechaplin.com/products/spreadshirts


Wonderfully, deliriously deranged


Screening of “Mr Verdoux” in New York March the 7th at the “Anthology Film Archives”:http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=-&fb=1&cid=11263610928468440111.

If you don’t live in New York at least have a look at this “very pleasant article of NYUNews”:http://nyunews.com/arts/2010/03/01/2pretent/


Chaplin in London Film Museum


Visit the Chaplin section of the London Film Museum.

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In the same part of London where Charlie grew up, you can learn about the early music hall stars who influenced Chaplin’s work, and watch fantastic Pathé footage of some of them synched with recordings of their songs. See Charlie’s childhood homes and schools, and details of his early UK stage career.

Devised by Leslie Hardcastle, creator of the prizewinning Museum of the Moving Image (1989-1998), in collaboration with David Robinson, Chaplin’s biographer, the exhibition tells Chaplin’s story in six main sections, evoking consecutive phases of his dramatic rise from rags to riches.

The London Film Museum, based in County Hall, has been growing rapidly ever since it opened in 2008. This new exhibition marks a major investment by the museum to produce a spectacular tribute to a great Londoner who they say “remains the single most outstanding figure in all film history. “

The Charlie Chaplin - The Great Londoner exhibition will be a permanent feature and entry is included in the admission price of the London Film Museum.

County Hall, Riverside Building London London SE1 7PB

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Chaplin Inspired Ballet


Grand Rapids Ballet Company to do a Chaplin inspired ballet, the revival of Gordon Peirce Schmidt’s “Flickers,” a one-act ballet the GRBC artistic director created in 2003 for the company’s Dancers’ Theatre Series.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Feb. 5-6, 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 7

Where: GRBC’s Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth St. SW

Tickets: $30 adults, $25 seniors, $20 children 12 and younger at Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 982-2787, “Tickets here”:http://www.ticketmaster.com

More info: 454-4771, or on the “Grand Rapids Ballet website”:http://www.grballet.com and on “MLive”:http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/01/grand_rapids_ballet_companys_n_1.html


Unreleased pictures of Michael Jackson as the Little Tramp


You probably know M. Jackson loved Charlie Chaplin and “Smile”:/films/articles/42-Smile-Lyrics, “Modern Times”:/films/videos/1532 theme, was his favorite song.

Here is a picture of him apparently taken from “The Official Michael Jackson Opus”:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/la-et-jackson-opus9-2009dec09,0,1661603.story

Quit convincing actually.


Collecting early Chaplin magazines


“Through these humble relics of popular culture we can track the growth of Chaplin’s phenomenal popularity, which is intertwined with the rapid growth of the film industry itself.”

Dan Kamin, author of The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin has written an interesting article about “Chaplin appearing on magazine’s covers.”:http://magazinehistory.blogspot.com/2009/12/charlie-chaplin-in-magazines.html

Nice good looking vintage magazines to have a peek at as well.

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