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New Chaplin Film "Communistic" - Nazi Prohibition originally published in the Manchester Guardian, February 17, 1936

New Chaplin Film “Communistic” – Nazi Prohibition

New Chaplin Film “Communistic” – Nazi Prohibition originally published in the Manchester Guardian, February 17, 1936

Berlin, February 17

Charlie Chaplin‘s new film, “Modern Times” has been prohibited in Germany. Reuter was informed at the Propaganda Ministry this afternoon that there was at present no prospect that the picture would be shown in this country. Another Nazi spokesman said that reports from abroad had indicated that the picture had a “Communist tendency” and this was no doubt the reason why the picture was unacceptable.

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Mr. Chaplin Against his Deportation - originally published in the Manchester Guardian, June 14, 1947

Mr. Chaplin Against his Deportation

Mr. Chaplin Against his Deportation – originally published in the Manchester Guardian, June 14, 1947

“Usual Fascist Technique”

Hollywood, June 13

Mr. Charles Chaplin to-day described the suggestion that he should be deported from the United States as “the usual Fascist thttp://webopac.hwwa.de/PresseMappe20E/Digiview_MID.cfm?mid=P003157echnique in trying to suppress free speech.”

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The Pawnshop (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Henry Bergman, Albert Austin

The Pawnshop [Charlie Chaplin]

The Pawnshop (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Henry Bergman, John Rand, Albert Austin

Charlie Chaplin is an assistant in the pawnshop. A tardy, lazy, assistant who’s constantly starting a fight with his co-worker. And is in love with the pawn broker’s lovely daughter …

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Charlie Chaplin in The Circus

Interview with Charlie Chaplin – copying actions from real life

(originally published April 1, 1916, by Frank Wiltermood in MOVING PICTURE WORLD)

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Charlie Chaplin and The Kid hugging

Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid photo gallery

A photo gallery of Charlie Chaplin‘s The Kid – one of his most famous, and best, silent films.

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Stealing Charlie Chaplin - a documentary about what happened to the legendary film clown after his death

Stealing Charlie Chaplin

Stealing Charlie Chaplin - a documentary about what happened to the legendary film clown after his deathStealing Charlie Chaplin – a documentary about what happened to the legendary film clown after his death

In 1978, three months after Comedy Icon, Charlie Chaplin’s death, his body disappeared from it’s grave in Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland. After being left initially with no clues, only outrageous rumors, the robbers finally made contact with the family. What ensued was a tense, but often comedic game of cat and mouse.

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Police (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance

Police [Charlie Chaplin]

Police (1916) starring Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance

Police is an Essanay silent comedy starring Charlie Chaplin, as Charlie – convict 999.  The film begins with him being released from prison and given $5.00 (a large sum at the time).  No sooner is he out, however, then a bogus parson tries to convince him to “go straight”.  Reading Bible passages brings him to the point of tears.  While Charlie wipes his tears on the man’s long beard, the bogus parson picks his pocket of the money. (more…)

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Editorial review of Chaplin's Essanay Comedies courtesy of Amazon.com

Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Editorial review of Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies courtesy of Amazon.com

Blu-ray/DVD Box Set

In late 1914, Charlie Chaplin was paid the then-unprecedented salary of $1,250 per week (with a bonus of $10,000) in exchange for signing a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The resulting 14 films he created for Essanay find Chaplin further experimenting with new cinematic techniques, while continuing to add complexities and pathos into his celebrated Little Tramp character, soon to become immortalized as the face, hat, and mustache of modern screen comedy. (more…)

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Animated gif of Charlie the Little Tramp reading in bed - a scene from The Kid

Charlie Chaplin photo gallery

Charlie Chaplin photo gallery – Photo gallery of Charlie Chaplin, world famous as Charlie the Little Tramp

Many of the images are courtesy of the International Clown Hall of Fame

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Publicity photo of Charlie Chaplin working in the factory in Modern Times

City Lights posters

A collection of posters and photos from Charlie Chaplin‘s classic comedy, City Lights

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