Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin

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Premier Digital Publishing, Oct 25, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
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Charlie Chaplin made an amazing seventy-one films by the time he was only thirty-three years old. He was not only known as the world’s first international movie star, but as a comedian, film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the next. In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character – The Tramp, the Little Fellow – was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time. Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.

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Chaplin's life spanned momentous events in film history, including the silent-to-sound transition and the advent of morality codes, not to mention two world wars and the HUAC hearings. With this ... Read full review

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Well that was a dragging, but informative book. Though a clearly troubled individual the line between genius and madness stands true as Chaplin moves from the streets caring for an insane, drunken ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

In addition to this title, JOYCE MILTON is the author of LOSS OF EDEN: A Biography of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindburgh, THE YELLOW KIDS: Foreign Correspondents in the Heyday of Yellow Journalism, THE ROSENBERG FILE (with Ronald Radosh) and VICKI (with Anne Bardash).

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