The Resource Chaplin : a life, Stephen Weissman, (electronic resource)

Chaplin : a life, Stephen Weissman, (electronic resource)

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Chaplin : a life
Title
Chaplin
Title remainder
a life
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Stephen Weissman
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eng
Summary
Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Both his parents were in show business, but severe alcoholism cut short his father's flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then lost her mind to syphilis. Charlie at age seven was committed to the Hanwell School for Orphans and Destitute Children. How then did this poor, lonely child become such an extraordinary comedian, known and celebrated worldwide? Chaplin cut his teeth in British music halls, but it was America that made him. At age twenty-five, he was touring here with a vaudeville troupe when his talents caught the eye of entertainment entrepreneur Mack Sennett, who spirited him off to California and signed him to a film contract. Chaplin became Sennett's star comedian, and by twenty-eight the actor had become a millionaire and the world's greatest celebrity. Weissman traces Chaplin's life and the sources of his genius in fascinating detail, demonstrating how his tragic childhood shaped his personality and his art. Infamous for his politics and his scandalous sex life, Chaplin was a much more complex and contradictory character than has hitherto been known. Weissman brilliantly illuminates both the screen legend and the turbulent era through which he lived and worked
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
791.4302/8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.C5
LC item number
W45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Chaplin : a life, Stephen Weissman, (electronic resource)
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Chaplin : a life, Stephen Weissman, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction / Geraldine Chaplin -- 1: Family romance -- 2: Family secrets -- 3: Improvisations -- 4: Invulnerable child -- 5: Life is a tragedy in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot -- 6: Child prodigy -- 7: Woman in the window -- 8: Actor's life for me -- 9: Clowning around -- 10: Basic training -- 11: Greenhorn and the Guv'nor -- 12: Immigrant -- 13: Let's go to the movies -- 14: Birth of a tramp -- 15: Moon shines bright on Charlie Chaplin -- 16: What happened next -- Afterword: Falsehoods or false memories: where's Charlie? -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781611450408
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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ill.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote

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