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Festival "Du Rire aux Larmes" December 2006

French National cinema re-release of high definition restorations of “The Gold Rush”:/en/articles/5 “The Circus”:/en/articles/1 and “The Kid”:/en/articles/3

Charlie Chaplin goes into fashion !

“Donaldson Inc” and Bubbles Inc are proud to announce that a license agreement for the creation of a ready-to-wear clothing line inspired on the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, has been signed in Brussels on 23 November 2005.

This license is a world première and regulates the future creation and development of collections of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, but also household articles.

This exclusive agreement gives birth to the brand CHAPLIN and concerns the European countries, Russia, North Africa and Taiwan.

  • Josephine Chaplin: “My brothers,sisters and myself are very glad to give Marcy Szwarcburt a license for a ready-to-wear clothing line. It is the first time that our company Bubbles is involved in such an important project. The reason why we are doing so, is because we believe in the quality and the creativity of Donaldson.”

A new book : "Chaplin, Stage by Stage"

quote: “If you believe that everything that could be written about Charlie Chaplin has been written - then prepare to be shocked! Admittedly, there are scores of books on Chaplin, plus hundreds, if not thousands of magazine articles, but just how many of these gives us the true facts about Chaplin? Maybe a handful! […]

CHAPLIN - Stage by Stage By “A.J” Marriot Published 21st November 2005

Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years October 2005

When Charles Chaplin was forced to leave the USA in 1952, he found harbor in Switzerland and settled in a small village on Lake Geneva where he lived with his family until the end of his life in 1977. In his autobiography, written from his new home, he calls these the happiest years.

In this film, the audience is invited to gain rare insight into his family-life and his love for “The Circus”:/en/articles/1 Chaplin’s children Geraldine, Michael and Eugene talk about their father and many friends, colleagues and contemporaries share their very intimate memories as well as highly entertaining anecdotes with the viewer. This documentary focuses for the first time on his later films and projects and gives evidence of Chaplin’s prolific years as a musical composer of 500 pieces of music. In this homage, Chaplin’s life will be illustrated by newly found unique footage from private archives.

Distributed by Hart Sharp Video

The Unknown Chaplin DVD October 2005

The BFI is actually planning to release the {{Unknown Chaplin in DVD}} : the classic documentary series by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill

Discovering films by Chaplin never before seen in public was, according to film historian Kevin Brownlow, “the equivalent of finding long-lost sketchbooks by Rembrandt”.

{{The Unknown Chaplin}} uses these films to give a unique insight into Chaplin the filmmaker rather than Chaplin the myth, showing his genius at work. Kevin Brownlow’s and David Gill’s studies of leading film-makers have set new standards of research and accessibility and helped create fresh interest in the pioneers of cinema.

{{“Chaplin, the perfectionist, the dervish on set, has a haunting melancholy beauty about him”}} {Daily Express}

{{“Kevin Brownlow and David Gill are detectives of the first order, the Holmes and Watson of the silent cinema. Their clues: fragile strips of celluloid. Their solutions: terrific reconstructions of silent films.”}} {USA Today}

{{“For nearly three hours we are privileged to see the greatest comic mind at work”}} {The Times}

Chaplin Museum

The Chaplin family’s Swiss residence from 1953 onwards (The Manoir de Ban Corsier sur Vevey Switzerland) is to become a “Chaplin Museum”: Planning permission is being finalised, and hopefully the work will begin as soon as possible…

The Charles Chaplin Conference London July 2005

The British Film Institute, in conjunction with the University of Southampton, will be holding a major conference in the summer of 2005 on the work and worldwide cultural influence of Charles Chaplin. This will coincide with the establishment of the BFI’s Charlie Chaplin Research Foundation which is designed to foster innovative research in relation to Chaplin and his contemporaries.

The emphasis will be on dialogue and the bringing together of archivists, researchers and scholars from a wide range of disciplines for the representation of papers and symposia to reassess Chaplin’s impact and influence on film and the arts and modern culture.

  • Date of the conference: July 21-24, 2005

Questions about the conference can be submitted to: