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Location: Ireland
Year: 1962
Biography: The acknowledged master of slapstick comedy, Chaplin was Hollywood’s first great star and an icon of pre-‘talkie’ movies in which he invariably donned his trademark ragged suit and bowler hat, cane and moustache. As his star rose, so did his influence and he quickly graduated to directing as well as starring in movies. Chaplin was a notorious perfectionist and his athletic slapstick routines would be as choreographed as any ballet and honed to perfection over days and days of practise. His many films include The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus (for which he received a special award at the first ever Academy Awards in 1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940). Perhaps the greatest example of his brilliance is that so many of his silent films were successful, even though they ignored the advent of sound in 1928. Effectively hounded out of the USA by the House Un-American Activities Commission – which regarded films such as Modern Times as evidence of Communist sympathies – Chaplin moved to Switzerland. He returned to America briefly in 1972 to receive a Career Achievement Award at the Oscars. He died in Switzerland in 1977.
Print Type: Fibre-based Harman Galerie FB Digital
Printed by: Metro Imaging, London
Limited Editions: All prints are limited editions, no further prints are produced once sold
Bespoke: All prints are bespoke and printed to order, stamped and numbered
Presentation: Prints are supplied to clients flat in an acid-free box or rolled in a tube
Watermark: Watermarks will not be present on an original print
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