Thursday, 14 April 2011

Charlie Chaplin - Best and Rare Photos With Family and Friends

Young Age Chaplin
Thought of by many as the greatest comedian of all time, Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England on 16 April 1889.

Charles Chaplin's parents, Charles and Hannah Chaplin, were music hall entertainers. His first stage appearance, at age five, was singing a song in place of his mother who had become ill. At eight he toured in a musical, "The Eight Lancaster Lads". Nearly 11, he appeared in "Giddy Ostende" at London's Hippodrome. Cinema Actions

.. in 'City Lights'

Representatives of First National are presented with their first Chaplin film for release. Distribution executive Sol Lesser receives the print from Charles Chaplin while Chaplin Studio head Alf Reeves holds the cheque. Syd Chaplin stands on the right

From the Topical Budget film 529 - Charlie Chaplin sails from Southampton, October 1921

Charles Chaplin and Max Linder

Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin in Berlin, 1931 - People lined the route from the station to the Hotel Adlon where Chaplin reportedly lost his trouser buttons to the excited crowd

Rollie Totheroh stands aside as Charles Chaplin shows the workings of the camera to Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford

After lunch Charles Chaplin joins pilot Amy Johnson, Lady Astor and George Bernard Shaw for a portrait in Lady Astor's garden, 1931

Gloria Swanson, Charles Chaplin and Marion Davies at the premiere of City Lights in Los Angeles on 30 January 1931. The police found it hard to control the huge crowds

At the studio, Chaplin receives a visit from Max Linder

Charlie chaplin and Gandhiji

with Jackie Coogan in 'The Kid' 'Modern Times'

The Great Dictator

Charlie Chaplin’s Wives

Mildred Harris Chaplin

Lita Grey Chaplin

Paulette Goddard

Oona (O'Neill) Chaplin

The Chaplin Family - Charlie and Oona with six of their children.

The Final Stage

Charlie Chaplin Gets a Hero's Welcome, 1972

After 20 years of exile over his leftist politics and half a century after his landmark silent comedies, Chaplin returns to America for an Honorary Oscar and an emotional standing ovation.

In 1972 he was honored with an Academy Award for his "incalculable effect in making motion pictures the art form of the century."

He authored two autobiographical books, "My Autobiography" in 1964 and its companion volume, "My Life in Pictures" in 1974. Chaplin died of natural causes on December 25, 1977 at his home in Switzerland.



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