Author Name    Chaplin, Charles


Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Penguin Classic 2003

ISBN Number    0141011475 / 9780141011479

Seller ID   RWARE0000041997

A silent comedy star whose legendary slapstick routines are recognisable to this day, Charles 'Charlie' Chaplin's My Autobiography is an incomparably vivid account of the life of one of the greatest filmmakers and comedians, with an introduction by David Robinson As a child, Charlie Chaplin was awed and inspired by the sight of glamorous vaudeville stars passing his home, and from then on he never lost his ambition to become an actor. Chaplin's f ilm career as the Little Tramp adored by the whole world is the stuff of le gend, but this frank autobiography shows another side. Born into a theatric al family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity. From a childhood of grinding poverty in the south London slums, Chaplin found an escape in his early deb ut on the music hall stage, followed by his lucky break in America, the fou nding of United Artists with D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks, the strug gle to maintain artistic control over his work, the string of failed marria ges, and his eventual exile from Hollywood after personal scandals and pers ecution for his left-wing politics during the McCarthy Era. Sir Charles 'Ch arlie' Chaplin (1895-1976) was born in Walworth, London. Best known for his work in silent film, his most famous role was The Little Tramp, a universa lly recognisable and iconic character who appeared in films such as The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925) and City Lights (1931). His other films inclu de Modern Times (1936), a commentary on the Great Depression, and The Great Dictator (1940), a satirical attack on Hitler and the Nazis. If you enjoye.

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