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Live orchestral screenings of Easy Street, The immigrant and the Adventurer


“The London Sinfonietta”:http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/home/home.html presents Benedict Mason’s ChaplinOperas in a 6 date UK tour which includes a London performance at The Coronet, the South London venue where the young Chaplin first performed on stage.
From Saturday 24 February to Tuesday 6 March 2007

For more information, please see: “London Sinfonietta”:http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/home/home.html


Small exhibition


Exhibition from 16th April to 1st May 2007 in a commercial centre in St Gallen (Switzerland).
A Chaplin fan, Daniel Bertsch will present his collection of figurines, merchandising items, stamps, posters, so that children of the small town can share his enthusiasm for Chaplin. Clips from “The Kid”, “The Gold Rush” and “Modern Times” will be screened.

Please see: “Santispark”:http://www.saentispark.ch


BBC Radio 3 "Chaplin, Celebrity and Modernity"


The BBC Radio 3 programm “Chaplin, Celebrity and Modernity” will be broadcast on the 4th of March at 21.30 on “BBC Radio 3”:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
Introduced by Mark Kermode


Book "The unparalleled career of the Little Tramp"


“Charles Chaplin’s Little Tramp is the supreme icon of motion pictures—still recognized and loved throughout the world, more than 90 years since he first burst on the screen. The shabby little figure – with derby hat, too-tight jacket, oversized boots and pants, dandified bow tie, and swagger cane – seemed to symbolize the hopes and fears, defeats and optimism of all humanity. Chaplin’s own biography was a rags-to-riches story that saw the product of a destitute childhood in Victorian London become one of Hollywood’s first millionaires and the owner of his own studio before he was 30. His supreme gift was to transform his experience and knowledge of the human lot into comedy, for which his invention and skill have never been surpassed. […]”

  • Edited by “Taschen”:http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/film/all/facts/03987.htm
  • Editor: Duncan, Paul
  • Text: Robinson, David
  • Photos: Roy Export Company Establishment
  • Flexicover, 14×19.5 cm (5.5×7.7 in.), 192 pages Icon

Musical cards


Beautiful musical cards with music and images from “City Lights”:/articles/4 and “Modern Times”:/articles/6
Available from “Hallmark”:http://www.hallmark.com



Chaplin Archive Database - Still in progress


h3. Restorations

The Cineteca di Bologna has, for over six years now, sustained an important relationship with Charlie Chaplin and his heirs. The delicate and complex restoration work carried out by the Cineteca and L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, which began with “The Kid”:/articles/3 in 1999, is still in progress. Since then, thanks to a careful philological analysis, an accurate comparative study of existing materials and the use of the most sophisticated techniques to achieve the best possible sound and image quality, we have witnessed the restoration of “Modern Times”, “Monsieur Verdoux”, “Limelight”, “The Chaplin Revue” ({Shoulder Arms, The Pilgrim and Dog’s Life}), “The Circus” and Pay Day.} In 2003, alongside the restoration project that is due to complete all the director’s work in the next few years, a new initiative has been added. Promoted by {The Association Chaplin} in collaboration with BFI/National Film and Television Archive and Lobster Films, it proposes to restore the 35 slapstick comedies that Chaplin made with the Keystone Company in 1914.

h3. The Paper Archive

The Cineteca di Bologna is carrying out an ambitious project, thanks to the fundamental support of the Fondazione Carisbo, to catalogue, digitise and preserve the monumental “paper legacy” left by Charlie Chaplin. It is part of The “Chaplin Project”:http://www.charliechaplinarchive.org/. Nearly a century of cinema is contained in dozens of stories, screenplays, drawings and sketches, short stories, set stills and private photographs, daily production reports, ideas and notes for projects never realised, press books, letters and censorship documents. The 2003 inauguration of this “Chaplin Archive database” and of the Charlie Chaplin research centre at the Cineteca library, has allowed us to show the first results of a work, that once completed, will allow the world’s scholars, researchers and film experts access to this inexhaustible heritage. The project, currently in progress, has realised over 83,000 digital scans and nearly 5500 catalogue entries.

Please consult the archives here : “www.charliechaplinarchive.org”:http://www.charliechaplinarchive.org/

h3. The Publications

The original archive material, only available to a few film historians up to now, will be published and reproduced for the first time in a series of monographic volumes. The critical comments by film critics and historians of the unpublished papers, allow us to trace the crucial stages around the origins of the films, their creation, the unused versions, the censorship and distribution issues. Following on from the monographs dedicated to “Limelight”, “The Great Dictator” and “Modern Times”, Bologna published Kevin Brownlow’s {The Search for Charlie Chaplin} together with the memorable documentary Unknow Chaplin - for the first time on dvd - made by the same author and by David Gill.