Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

A Brief Life

Book - 2014
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A concise portrait of the iconic film star traces his humble theatrical beginnings through his honorary Academy Award win, sharing anecdotes about his lesser-known antics and associations.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780385537377
Branch Call Number: B CHAPLIN
Characteristics: viii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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A quick-read biography of the legend, Charlie Chaplin.

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ChristchurchLib Mar 14, 2016

Sometimes sleeping rough as a child and begging for food, Chaplin rose from wrenching poverty in London to stardom in Hollywood. Though he had superb theatrical instincts that brought him acclaim in acting and directing, Chaplin received criticism for his political views and alleged immorality. Ackroyd insightfully depicts Chaplin as a human being while shedding light on his ground-breaking motion picture achievements.

Jun 13, 2014

The fact that it's a bio on Charlie Chaplin, the silent comedian who Ive been a fan of for decades speaks volumes in itself. I cant wait to read this book. Ive found that I like most stuff written about Chaplin, so Im sure to love it.


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