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