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Brazil - Projeto Sorria (Project Smile)


A social/cultural project to increase the access to Chaplin’s work to every social class of Brazilian school children.

A group of Chaplin enthusiasts has decided to take Charlie to school. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and it is lovely to hear that Chaplin films still delight children of all nationalities.

The organisers have prepared a video of one of the first Sao Paolo school visits in the hope of gaining sponsorship to buy projectors and other materials.


Our Favorite Charity

We’ll let the image speak for itself :-)


“Rx Laughter”

A California-based international charity that helps sick children and adults suffering from illness and trauma by prescribing comedy, and Chaplin films in particular.

For information on the research being carried out, and donations please see : “”: or email

Michael Cartellone Paints Chaplin

If you call yourself Michael and you are a great pop/rock musician there is a great chance you’re also a die hard fan of Charlie Chaplin.

“Michael Cartellone”:, drummer for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd band, is also a painter and when he doesn’t ferociously bang the sticks on the drums, he gently lets one fly over the canvas to capture the life of his other great passion, Chaplin.

He is now selling 82 signed and numbered Limited Edition giclee’ on paper reproductions of the Charlie Chaplin portrait, “have a look”:

Michael Jackson as The Little Tramp

Michael Jackson used to be a huge fan of Chaplin. “Here”: is an amazing image of him in London, in front of the house where Chaplin used to live with his mother and brother Sydney.. The picture has been taken by Tony Prime in 1979…

Books, Books, Books

Charlie Chaplin has never ceased to inspire writers wether for his life or the myth he created around the character of the little tramp.

One (“The Tramp’s Odyssey”: “weighs the relationship between the Tramp, his creator, and his worldwide fans”.

The other (“Chaplin: A Life”: “illuminates both the screen legend and the turbulent era through which he lived and worked”

P.S : some of you may have noticed a whole new site has been created. More about it soon!

Happy Birthday !

Today (ahem yesterday, sorry for that) Charlie Chaplin would have been 120 years old. But never has he been so young in our hearts, and so modern in these times of crisis.

The best way to celebrate him is of course to watch his films. Have you seen any on wide screen accompanied by live orchestra ? It’s a unique experience. Also there are more and more of them planned, specially in the U.S. and we only get reports of great success.

The schedules are at our “SHOWS Section”:

In France the 26 of November la Cité de la musique is projecting shorts (public domain) accompanied by Student of “le Conservatoire de Paris” jazz section.

Chaplin at the Symphony with Dan Kamin

h3. West Virginia Symphony presents Chaplin at the Symphony

“An uproarious evening of comedy and music! There’s no better way to experience the art of Charlie Chaplin than the way his original audiences did—on the big screen, with live musical accompaniment. And there’s no better person to introduce his artistry than Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance as the comedian. The fun begins as Dan creates a silent movie live on stage, drawing both conductor Grant Cooper and the musicians into the comic action. Then Dan introduces two timeless Chaplin comedies, Easy Street and The Immigrant, accompanied by terrific new symphonic scores by our own maestro Cooper.”

  • March 27, 28, West Virginia Symphony, Charleston West Virginia, conducted by Grant Cooper
  • April 18, Muscatine Symphony Orchestra, Muscatine, Iowa, conducted by Brian Dollinger
  • July 24, Shenadoah Valley Music Festival, Orkney Springs, VA, conducted by Grant Cooper
  • October 23, 24, Jacksonville Symphony, Jacksonville, FL, conducted by Grant Cooper