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Who is Charlie Chaplin ?

We don’t know but you may want to ask those guys in london in 1921 ?


or these berliners in 1931 ?


Maybe Churchill knows who Chaplin is


Well if Churchill doesn’t I’m sure Einstein does


Ok as a last resort we’ll ask Gandhi, I’m sure he’s heard of him


No really no one knows who the heck Charlie Chaplin is ?

Oh well he’s probably just some tramp



BBC Radio 4 : "The Chaplin Archive"

BBC Radio will broadcast two 30 minute programmes on the Chaplin home and archives in Switzerland, as explored by writer and critic Matthew Sweet. Episode one centres around interviews with Michael Chaplin at the Manoir de Ban, episode 2 around the archives in Montreux with Kate Guyonvarch

episode 1 Monday February 21st
episode 2 Monday February 28th 11 AM

An exclusive look into Charlie Chaplin’s life through his personal archives. Some of this material has never been revealed before so it’s a wonderful opportunity for the Radio 4 audience.

"Modern Times" (traveller) in Bluray !!!

Our official distributors in the U.S, Criterion, have just released Modern Times in BluRay, with a beautiful and daring cover picture.

This clever review has got it all right. The real Time Traveller is not an old lady captured in “The Circus” footage, as you may have heard*, but the Little Tramp Himself.

75 years later this absolute masterpiece hasn’t a wrinkle. It is as Modern and Timeless as the very first day it was released


Get it on amazon U.S

* see previous news

Chaplin Conference Zanesville Ohio

Fans and experts from all over the world congregated in sunny Zanesville for 3 days where speakers such as David Robinson (Chaplin’s Biography), Chuck Maland (Chaplin and the American Culture), David Shepard and many others regaled them with fascinating insights on Chaplin’s life and work.

Lisa Stein introduced new facts on Sydney Chaplin, from her biography to be published in November.

Alice Arzt and Bruce Lawton brought their Chaplin hat and cane. Great fun was had by all.

Many thanks to Lisa Stein and all at University Ohio Zanesville who helped make this such a successful event.

Charlie Chaplin Time Travelling on Mount Everest

There’s 2 hot topics on Twitter today. Charlie Chaplin and Mount Everest

Ladies and Gentlemen : the Funniest and the Tallest !

Charlie Chaplin, as you may already know, because an old woman was found using a cellphone… back in 1928!

And Mount Everest because you now can send pictures of the view with your frozen 4G iPhone !

This means… if you feel a little lonely and bored up there on the very top of the world, you can now give a call to your great great grand mother back in 1928, who will remind you to put your scarf on because it’s very cold.

Oh and while you have her on the phone, tell her to travel ahead in 1931, at the City Lights Premiere. Because guess who she’ll meet then in the front row next to Charlie Chaplin ??!

Yes Einstein in person who’ll probably give her a few hints on time travelling…

Finally, before I forget, here’s a very rare footage of Charlie Chaplin caught on the Mount Everest.

If you look closely you’ll see he’s hiding his cellphone very well !


Beware! Don't abuse Charlie Chaplin Filsmz

Do not watch more than 1 Chaplin Filsmz per day. The abuse of Chaplin Filsmz can fire up your imagination, and cause you to see time travellers in old footages.

Obviously this young man on youtube has seen a whole Boxset of Chaplin Filsmz. In conjonction with Jackie Chan it is known to be dangerous.


But OMG wait ! There is an old lady speaking on an iPhone in a 1928 footage.

But who’s she speaking to ?

Someone in the future ? Jackie Chan ?

Or someone tomorrow phoning her in the past to say : “Hey grandma hide your cellphone, George Clarke spoted you ! You’re on Youtube all over the place, this is going to cause a space/time glitch, Hang UP Now!”

PS : Got to lower my daily consumption of Chaplin…

Chaplin Touring in US Theaters

Chaplin is now in North Carolina in the City of Durham

The retrospective has seven of Chaplin’s feature films – from the 1921 films “The Kid” and “The Idle Class” to the 1957 film “A King in New York.” – and two programs of short films, “The Little Tramp Shorts, 1918-1919” and “Chaplin Shorts, 1918-1922.” Among other classic Chaplin titles in this retrospective are “The Gold Rush” (in its 1942 reissue form, with Chaplin’s original music and narration) and the 1931 film “City Lights.”

One major bonus in this series is the quality of the images that viewers will see, Carl said. All are in newly struck 35mm prints, with crisp images unspoiled by time and wear. “When you come to the retrospective… you’re going to be seeing Chaplin in the best possible form that is available at this time to see a motion picture,” he said.

Read more: The Herald-Sun - Chaplin at Carolina Theatre

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