At a glance:
- Author: David Robinson
- First Published: 1985
- Type of Work: Cinematic biography
- Time of Work: 1889-1977
- Setting: London, New York, Hollywood, and Switzerland
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Acting or actors, Twentieth century, Films, movies, or motion pictures, Entertaining or entertainers, Comedians
- Locales: California, Europe, United States, New York, London, England, Hollywood, CA, Switzerland, North America, United Kingdom
Of the three great comedians of the silent era—Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd—only Chaplin survived the transition to the talkies, and only Chaplin was surrounded by controversy about both politics and his romantic affairs. Chaplin continues to generate controversy and critical interest, interest that has been whetted by the discovery and examination of film outtakes, work notes, and studio records. (Some of this material was used in the David Gill and Kevin Brownlow film The Unknown Chaplin, 1983, in which Chaplin’s actual filming procedures...
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