Lisa Stein, Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University-Zaneville and author of the re-issue of Charlie Chaplin’s “A Comedian Sees the World” with her annotations and hyper-textual enhancements, dedicates an entire site to Charlie’s half brother: “Sydney Chaplin”:http://www.sydchaplin.com/, awaiting her book about his life-and-art. This first study should be finished in 2009.
After several years as a vaudeville comedian for the Karno Company and then Keystone’s actor in the USA - Sydney considerably helped his brother with his career and its financial aspects.
He was a real business manager for him and negociated Charlie’s biggest contracts. He was a real bon vivant.
We are waiting for Lisa’s new book with impatience
When we saw both Israelhatikvah’s and Jolie Albee’s sets of pictures we really wished there had been more children participating in the competition. In those wide eyes staring at you one could recognize something of Chaplin at the ending of “City Lights”. Bravo again.
Congratulations to all again and don’t hesitate to send more lookalikes, no matter if the competiton is finished, we really enjoy them a lot here at the Association, And I’m sure you do too.
PS : “Jolie Albee” and “Mein” Pictures were posted after the 25th of December deadline but they had sent pictures before which were lost as stated “here”:/ublogs/51. They were therefore easily recouped and remained eligible.
“h_essay”:/users/200 has many great pictures as well, we find both touching and funny (like the one where she makes a face at Buster Keaton). And we would like to thank her for the refreshing enthusiasm she has shown on our website.
“silent_twenties”:/users/131 made a great homage to “the kid”, we believe it’s a shame they didn’t get better ratings, she still has won the third prize for this very Chaplin-like picture of the little tramp sleeping on a bench.
“Slapstick Silent Comedy Festival: 17th-20th January 2008”:http://www.slapstick.org.uk/events.htm
Special Gala on Friday 18 January 19.30 at Colston Hall
Paul Merton hosts this special Slapstick Gala, featuring the world première of Timothy Brock’s reworking of Chaplin’s score for his greatest silent comedy “The Gold Rush”:/en/articles/5 performed by the 15 piece Emerald Ensemble.
With additional comedy shorts, including Laurel and Hardy classic Leave’em Laughing and special guests Paul McGann and Christopher Chaplin.
Fee: £15.00 full / £12.00 concessions & Bristol Silents members / £5.00 children (under 12)
From Colston Hall Box Office: (0117) 922 3686 or colstonhall.or