Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Charlie Chaplin's Granddaughter Kicked Out Of America

From EntertainmentWise.com: "The granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, Keira has been forced to leave America after immigration authorities refused to extend her US work visa."

Keywords: Charlie (Charles) Chaplin, The Tramp

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Variety names Chaplin in Top 10

Variety lists "Icons of the Century"

Keywords: Charlie (Charles) Chaplin, The Tramp

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Chaplin gets a star

Softpedia reports that Sir Charles Chaplin will be among the first 18 celebrities to be honored at the unveiling of the Avenue of the Stars in London.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Charlie Chaplin: The Director

An essay in Paste magazine.

Chaplin's first-ever tramp suit sold at auction

From Sify News:

"The scruffy suit and hat used by Charlie Chaplin when he first appeared on film in his iconic role of a tramp was sold at auction in Britain on Wednesday.

The black jacket, waistcoat, trousers and bowler hat, donned by the British-born film star in 1914, sold for just 3,565 pounds (5,175 euros, 6,530 dollars) at an auction in Plymouth, southwest England.

It was seen worn by Chaplin for "Kid Auto Races at Venice", an 11-minute silent film which, while rarely viewed, has a secure place in film history thanks to Chaplin's debut as a tramp."

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Duchovny uncovers Chaplin set secret

David Duchovny learned one of Charlie Chaplin's movie secrets while researching his role as the silent film star's number one cameraman for the Chaplin biopic.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Chasing Chaplin

From the Sierra Sun:

"The Gold Rush" opens with a line of hundreds of fortune seekers climbing a rugged mountain pass — what today is known as the Palisades at Sugar Bowl. The shot, which includes a tent and cabin village, was groundbreaking for 1924.

"It was considered to be one of the most outstanding feats in terms of logistics," said David Totheroh, Rollie Totheroh’s grandson.

One of the essential ingredients to the opening sequence was a lot of extras willing to scale the Palisades. The film crew found their answer on the streets of Sacramento.

"They brought in three carloads of hobos from Sacramento," Totheroh said. "They got to spend the day with the king of all tramps — Charlie Chaplin."

Charlie Chaplin turns 116 in a Kutch town

From the Sunday Express of India: "There's not much to see in Adipur. But today, this prosperous outpost in the Kutch desert, about 20 km from the Kandla port in Gujarat, commemorated an event most of us didn’t even know about: Charlie Chaplin’s 116th birthday.

Late in the evening, 56-year-old Dr Ashok Aswani, president of the town’s club of Chaplin addicts, Charlie Circle, culminated four days of celebration with a cake-cutting ceremony for The Tramp, before settling in with neighbours and friends to watch Gold Rush for the nth time."

Friday, March 25, 2005

MacDowell: 'I'm not Chaplin's daughter'

From Ireland On-Line: "Actress Andie MacDowell was baffled to see rumours she was Charlie Chaplin's illegitimate daughter when once she surfed the internet."