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2017 Calendars

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New Book: Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp in America, 1947–77

Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp in America, 1947–77

Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp in America, 1947–77: Available on Amazon

This new book by Lisa Stein Haven focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point Chaplin reached the acme of his disfavour in the States, promoted by the media, through his departure from America in 1952, and ending with his death in Switzerland in 1977. By considering factions of America as diverse as 8mm film collectors, Beat poets and writers and readers of Chaplin biographies, this cultural study determines conclusively that Chaplin’s Little Tramp never died, but in fact experienced a resurgence, which began slowly even before 1950 and was wholly in effect by 1965 and then confirmed by 1972, the year in which Chaplin returned to the United States for the final time, to receive accolades in both New York and Los Angeles, where he received an Oscar for a lifetime of achievement in film.

The author is Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, USA. She specializes in 20th Century British and American literature and silent film comedy. Her last book A Comedian Sees the World, an edition of Charlie Chaplin’s 1934 travelogue, has been translated into five languages.

Italian Stage Adaptation of Limelight

From November to February, a licensed stage adaptation of Chaplin’s Limelight with Antonio Salines and Marianella Bargilli will be touring throughout Italy (Bolzano, Mogliano Veneto, Trieste, Bologna, Sicily, Rome, Naples…)

Antonio Salines and Marianella Bargilli will play the leading roles in the Italian stage adaptation of Limelight

Read about the show on the Roma Today website (in Italian).

Limelight, 1952

Chicago Pays Tribute to Geraldine Chaplin

The Chicago International Film Festival pays tribute to Geraldine Chaplin on October 15, 2016. Known for her acclaimed performances in films like DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, NASHVILLE, and WELCOME TO L.A. among others, the daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neill will appear onstage at the Essanay Studios - where her father shot His New Job in 1915.

Clips from Geraldine Chaplin’s decades-spanning career will accompany a discussion with film critic and historian David Robinson, author of “Chaplin: His Life and Art”. She will also receive the Festival’s Career Achievement Award.

More information available on the Chicago International Film Festival website.