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Chaplin's "Limelight" and the Music Hall Tradition

Chaplin's "Limelight" and the Music Hall Tradition (Paperback)

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Charles Spencer Chaplin was a stage performer before he was a filmmaker, and it was in English music hall that he learned the rudiments of his art. The last film he made in the United States, "Limelight", was a tribute to the music hall days of his youth. As a parallel to Chaplin's past, the film was set in 1914, the year he left the musical revue stage for a Hollywood career. This collection of essays examines "Limelight", and the history of English music hall. Featuring contributions from the world's top Chaplin and music hall historians, as well as previously unpublished interviews with collaborators who worked on "Limelight", the book offers new insight into one of Chaplin's most important pictures, and the British form of entertainment that inspired it. Essays consider how and why Chaplin made "Limelight", other artists who came out of English music hall, and the film's international appeal, among other topics. The book is filled with rare photographs, many published for the first time, sourced from the Chaplin archives and the private collections of other performers and co-stars.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicVariety shows, music hall, cabaret Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 20/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9780786424252  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Frank Scheide is associate professor of film history and criticism at the University of Arkansas. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Hooman Mehran lives in New York City. Dan Kamin trained Robert Downey, Jr., for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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