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Chaplin laughter helps to heal !

Chaplin laughter helps to heal !

Research at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center for children found that when children watched classic humorous films and tv shows - the works of Mr. Chaplin included among them - they were able to withstand a painful medical procedure longer and with less stress and trauma.
This has huge implications for children and adults who cope with chronic painful illnesses.

Here are “the published findings”:

“Read the full article”:

You can also purchase from “Rx Laughter’s website”: Chaplin postcards
“Thinking of you” and learn more about the foundation its role and how to support it.

Screening in New York: The Floorwalker

Screening in New York at The Museum of Modern Art
(212) 708-9400
11 West 53 Street,
Between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497

Monday, July 14, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.

“Film Screenings & Events”:
Shanghaied Lovers. 1924. USA. Roy Del Ruth. Approx. 16 min. The Floorwalker. 1916. USA. Charles Chaplin. Approx. 24 min. With piano accompaniment by Ben Model In the Film exhibition Dalí Laughs In conjunction with the exhibition Dalí: Painting and Film

Modern Times with "Techno Chaplin"

“Screening”:, Los Angeles, CA Academy to Visit “Modern Times” with “Techno Chaplin”

Beverly Hills, CA - A screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” (1936) and an examination of rare behind-the-scenes photographs that reveal the techniques used in creating the film’s special effects will be featured in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Techno Chaplin” program hosted by visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and silent film author John Bengtson:
On Thursday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

“More info”:

Monsieur Verdoux in New York

Charles Chaplin’s “Monsieur Verdoux” at “Film Forum in New York City”:
From June 13 to 19

Film Forum is located at 209 West Houston Street, between 6th Ave and Varick (7th Ave).

Roller blinds

Create your own blind with images from Chaplin films !

"”Creatively Different”: introduces you to a ‘distinctively different’ design concept in roller blinds. So, whether you’re looking for something subtle, or want to make a bold statement in your home, choose from our extensive Image Gallery, or upload a photo to create your own Photo Blind…“




Auction on June 14 2008 in Paris - Drouot - Salle 9

400 old movie posters including many Chaplin ones.
Amazing collection of Chaplin toys, figurines and other old merchandising

“Catalogue on line”:

Jean-Louis Capitaine & Alexandre Boyer
“Ciné Images”:
68, rue de Babylone
75007 Paris
Tel: 01 47 05 60 25
Fax: 01 45 51 27 50


Major Primary School Project on Chaplin

Utilising the iconic figure of south London’s own Charlie Chaplin, over 100 London South Bank University trainee teachers and an estimated 300 children and teachers at 5 local primary schools are working on a local history project this term which looks at “Charlie Chaplin’s South London”.

Apart from the input of students and teachers, theatre educators, artists, local historians and film-makers will be working alongside children at St John’s, St Peter’s, Crampton, Surrey Square Infants and Surrey Square Junior school (All in Chaplin’s birthplace of Walworth).

The culmination of this cross-curricular project will be a dramatic performance of children’s work on the late Victorian London of Chaplin’s childhood at the Unicorn Theatre on Friday 27th June (1.30 pm)

Invited guests include : * Simon Hughes MP * the Mayors of Lambeth and Southwark and * leading Chaplin fan, TV personality Paul Merton.

In addition to these schools, over 20 more Lambeth and Southwark schools have been invited to participate in the project and the best contributions from children in all these schools will be considered for inclusion in an accompanying book on the subject, written by LSBU historian Dr Alan Parkinson. This book is likely to be “launched” early in December, at the same time as the initial screening of Peter Wyeth’s documentary film on Chaplin’s London.