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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TRAMP: The Life of Charlie Chaplin

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The little tramp takes some hard, muddy pratfalls in this masterful portrait of the artist as a swine. With anyone as well-chronicled as Charlie Chaplin, a new biography must pass the strictest tests ... Read full review

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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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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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