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Transcript of Charlie Chaplin
His father was a versatile vocalist actor and his mother was was an actress and singer.
At the age of 10, his father died and his mother was often ill.
Inherited his parents' natural talents.
Found entertainment as the best opportunity for a career.
Debuted with "The Eight Lancashire Lads".
Won popular favor as an oustanding tap dancer. Who was Charlie Chaplin? One of the greatest and widely loved silent movie stars.
English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines. He continued his film productions into the era of the talkies. Childhood "The Tramp" 1914: Wrote and directed most if his films
1916: Started producing
1918: Composed music Co-founded United Artists in 1919 with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith. Chaplin's Early Career Appeared as "Billy" the page boy in "Sherlock Holmes".
Started a career as a comedian in vaudeville.
Created featured acts with the Fred Karno Repertoire Company in 1910.
His characterization in a sketch entitled “A Night in an English Music Hall” grabbed the attention of American audiences.
He was offered a motion picture contract on his return to the United States in the fall of 1912. Silent Films A film with no synchronized recorded sound. Please click on ONLY this button throughout the whole presentation. Thank you! = ) Muted gestures, pantomime, title cards and onscreen intertitles. The art of motion pictures grew into full maturity in the "silent era". Featured live music: piano, percussion effects. Body language and facial expressions. Joined Mack Sennett and the Keystone Film Company in November 1913.
"Making a Living" (1914).
In 1915, he moved on to the Essanay Company at the completion of his Sennett contract.
Sydney Chaplin took his place with Keystone. Signed with the Mutual Film Corporation for a much larger sum to make 12 two-reel comedies:
The Pawnshop Behind the Screen
The Adventurer >=( x D :P Gaining Independence Decided to become an independent producer in 1917.
Constructed his own studios in Hollywood.
Signed up with First National Exhibitors' Circuit to exploit his pictures. Founded the United Artists Corporation in April 1919.
Produced their own films.
He did not make a film for the company until 1923.
Received an Academy Award with "The Circus" (1928). United Artists Wanted a rest from his motion picture activities.
He sailed to Europe in September 1921.
Chaplin returned to Hollywood to resume his picture work. Chaplin made eight feature length films: A Woman of Paris (1923)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Circus (1928)
City Lights (1931) Modern Times (1936)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Limelight (1952) In 1966, he produced "A Countess from Hong Kong" for Universal Pictures. The Controversy in His Life He was accused of being a Communist. He and his family settled in Switzerland. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover and the House of Un-American Activities Council (HUAC) believed that he was injecting Communist propaganda into his films. He lived in the United States for more than 40 years but never became a citizen. Chaplin's Wives Married four times.
Mildred Harris (1918) - divorced (1920).
Lita Grey (1924) - divorced (1927).
Paulette Goddard (1936) - divorced.
Oona O'Neill (1943). Charlie Chaplin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975. Charlie Chaplin was considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time. by Nameerah Fadzil
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