Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Chaplin's "Limelight" and the Music Hall Tradition

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

£51.95
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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 Featuring contributions from the world's top Chaplin and music hall historians, as well as previously unpublished interviews with collaborators who worked on "Limelight", the book offers new insight into one of Chaplin's most important pictures, and the British form of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: 28/09/2006 ISBN-13: 9780786424252  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

More books by Frank Scheide

More books by Hooman Mehran

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan...
(Hardback)
Simon Fenwick
 
 
£25.00
 
A Lawnmower in the Loft
(Paperback)
Bruce McLean
 
 
£15.00
 

Currently out of stock

Jelly, Garbage + Toys: Making ...
(Hardback)
Vik Muniz; Joan Sommers; Amanda...
 
 
£15.99
 
Latest Blog
Read an Extract from A Skinful of Shadows
21/09/2017

Read an extract from the eagerly awaited new novel by the Costa-winning Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows.

#FoylesFive: Elsewhere-Elsewhen
18/09/2017

Jen from the Web Team shares a selection of books that will transport the reader to another time and place.

Growler: The Inspiration for the Now Iconic Bear
18/09/2017

James Campbell describes how the groundbreaking approach to illustration adopted by Milne and Shepard came about, which bear provided the inspiration for the drawings and which of the characters was Shepard's secret favourite.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd