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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.

A new disc called Eternally

A Guitar/Bass duo play music composed by Chaplin:
“Now that it’s ended, Mandolin serenade, Sing a song, Falling star, Without you, Beautiful, wonderful eyes, Eternally, The spring song, You are the song, Weeping willows, Smile”

The music played by Manfred Junker (guitars) and German Klaiber (bass) is sweet, relaxing and jazzy.

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Sydney Chaplin website

Lisa Stein, Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University-Zaneville and author of the re-issue of Charlie Chaplin’s “A Comedian Sees the World” with her annotations and hyper-textual enhancements, dedicates an entire site to Charlie’s half brother: “Sydney Chaplin”:, awaiting her book about his life-and-art. This first study should be finished in 2009.
After several years as a vaudeville comedian for the Karno Company and then Keystone’s actor in the USA - Sydney considerably helped his brother with his career and its financial aspects.
He was a real business manager for him and negociated Charlie’s biggest contracts. He was a real bon vivant.
We are waiting for Lisa’s new book with impatience