Sunday, January 23, 2005

Great Romances of the 20th Century

The Telegraph of Calcutta, India, is reporting that BBC World Production will debut a series Wednesday on the Discovery Channel titled Great Romances of the 20th Century: "The first episode is on Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neil. It traces the comedian’s life from the time he was a young hopeful, enlisting with Fred Karno’s musical troupe. After three disastrous marriages, he met playwright Eugene O’Neil’s daughter in 1943. It feels quite odd to see Chaplin outside his tramp image. The camera follows him through the release of Monsieur Verdoux and Limelight, his voyage to England, and then his triumphant return to Hollywood in 1972 to receive a special Oscar. All through, till his death in 1977, Oona was by his side."


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