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Birth of the Tramp Conference Schedule Online


We are glad to announce that the Birth of the Tramp’s Conference schedule is now available online on the Cineteca di Bologna webpage, which can be found by clicking on

The conference takes places from June 26th to June 28th, 2014.

You can also visit the Birth of the Tramp Celebration’s main page, for information on the many other events.

A Selection of Photographs: The Tramp

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Charlie Chaplin’s iconic Little Tramp. For the occasion, we hope you’ll enjoy this selection of photographs from the Chaplin archives featuring the famous Tramp costume.

CC 97 Charlie Chaplin with a Tramp doll. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mutual 0072 Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance in The Vagabond (1916). From the archives of Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mutual 0123 Charlie and his brother, Sydney, on the set of The Immigrant (1917). From the archives of Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

x164 Douglas Fairbanks, Harry Lauder, Charles Chaplin and Sydney Chaplin, 1918. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

x0077 Charles Chaplin and actress Mary Thurman in the Tramp costume. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

idle 5bis Still from The Idle Class (1921). © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

mt p 325 Paulette Goddard and Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936). Copyright © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan Courtesy Cineteca di Bologna

CC 207 NEG Publicity still of Charlie Chaplin © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Musée de l’Elysée.

Dog s Life 10 Charlie Chaplin in A Dog’s Life (1918) © Roy Export S.A.S. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

cc 216bis Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp Costume. © Roy Export Company Establishment. Scan courtesy Cineteca di Bologna.

You can also check out our previous photo archive posts:
February 28th, 2013: A selection of Chaplin photographs
March 29th, 2013: From the Chaplin archives
June 25th, 2013: Photos: Chaplin and Animals

Sheffield's #ChaplinBoom!

Sheffield University Concerts are hosting a Charlie Chaplin Festival from Friday, May 23rd to Friday, May 30th, 2014, featuring outdoor screenings, live musical performances accompanying Chaplin films, and informative talks about Chaplin’s life. Sheffield University Concerts will explore Chaplin’s life work as an actor, director, musician and all-around innovator.

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On Friday, May 23rd, enjoy a free outdoor screening of The Chaplin Revue in the beautiful surroundings of Weston Park. Students and professionals will come together to perform Chaplin’s score to City Lights during live orchestral screenings of the film on May 24th and May 25th at Showroom Cinema. On May 28th, David Robinson, internationally renowned film critic and Chaplin biographer, will talk about the Tramp’s first hundred years, from initial breakthrough to his final screen appearance and subsequent immortality. Neil Brand, one of the world’s leading silent film accompanists, will play live music to some of Chaplin’s early comedies on May 29th. The festival will also feature screenings of Chaplin’s masterpieces Modern Times and The Circus.

For full details on Sheffield’s Charlie Chaplin Festival, visit the Sheffield University Concerts website.

French Radio Celebrates Chaplin

For Chaplin’s French-speaking fans, on May 18th, France Culture dedicates an entire night to Charlie Chaplin. Learn more about the programme with Serge Bromberg on the France Culture website.

And, on May 3rd, Pierre Etaix and Serge Bromberg spoke about Chaplin on France Inter. You can listen to the programme on the France Inter website.

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"Un Jour, Une Histoire": Charlie Chaplin, Legend of a Century

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To celebrate 100 years of the iconic Tramp, a new TV documentary on Chaplin, presented by Laurent Delahousse, will be broadcast on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:47 pm, on France 2. The documentary will be followed by Chaplin’s The Great Dictator.

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Visit the France 2 website for more information on these special Chaplin broadcasts.

Hong Kong Celebrates The Tramp

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Hong Kong celebrates 100 years of The Tramp with live orchestral screenings of City Lights & Kid Auto Races at Venice with the Hong Kong Philharmonic on May 2, 3 & 4, 2014!

For details visit the HK Phil website.

2014 Commemorative Gold Coin

The Perth Mint celebrates Charlie Chaplin’s enormous contribution to the movie industry with this remarkable 2014 commemorative gold coin housed in a display case which plays a short film clip to music from the silent film ‘The Circus’ when the lid of the case is opened.

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