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.