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Katie Melua's song "Mary Pickford"

Katie Melua has a lovely song about “Mary Pickford”: eating roses, Douglas Fairbanks wearing a mustache “and musta had much cash” and Charlie Chaplin being invited, “when these artists became united”.

The clip has touching footages of D. Fairbanks M. Pickford and Charlie Chaplin playing around when they created United Artists. Those were the days…

Beware before listening, you might find yourself whistling the tune all day…


Vienna Retrospective

The complete retrospective featuring _ALL_ the Chaplin film !

At the “Austrian Film Museum”: Vienna From December 2nd to January 7th 2010

Also, December 8th 2009 THE CIRCUS projection at The Munich Filmmuseum, Germany

December 20th 2009 MODERN TIMES projection at “Lugano Cinéma 93”:, Switzerland


"Unknown Chaplin" Reissue

Reissue box set of The Unknown Chaplin DVD and book, edited by “La Cineteca di Bologna”:

Unknown Chaplin is Kevin Brownlow and David Gill 1983 fanstastic documentary insight into Chaplin’s work. Featuring out-takes from Chaplin’s films, and other rare footage, “Unknown Chaplin”: gives a valuable insight into the creation of Chaplin’s films.

Also included are interviews with people who knew and worked with Chaplin. The documentary is in three parts: My Happiest Years, Hidden Treasures and “The Great Director”.

Chaplin quotation scarf

Our licencee Parol Accessoires have launched a new Chaplin quotation scarf:

“Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long-shot”

Please see “their website”:–Charlie-Chaplin-chestnut-.html/XTCsid/11105357e6750b0d033bf2bbce7c09b5 for more details.


A Song from Katie Herzig

A “charming song”: from Katie Herzig nicely capturing the spirit of Charlie Chaplin.


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