The Resource Charlie Chaplin and his times, Kenneth S. Lynn

Charlie Chaplin and his times, Kenneth S. Lynn

Label
Charlie Chaplin and his times
Title
Charlie Chaplin and his times
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth S. Lynn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • One of America's most distinguished biographers, Lynn goes far beyond a mere recounting of the well-known events in Chaplin's career. By setting his life, his art, and his controversial politics in the context of his times, Lynn gives the book extra richness and dimension. In penetrating and exquisite detail, Lynn also traces the deep psychological connections between the man and the artist and brings his own keen critical intelligence and historical awareness to the
  • Meanings of Chaplin's films. And he has at last succeeded in separating the facts of his life from Chaplin's own artful fictions. Combining the strengths of a seasoned literary biographer and social historian, Lynn debunks the Chaplin myths passed on by unquestioning film critics, biographers, adulatory documentary filmmakers - and by Chaplin himself. He returns to the original sources to trace the origins of Chaplin's comic routines, and relates the story lines of his
  • Films to events in his childhood as well as his adult preoccupations. Lynn documents Chaplin's meteoric rise as a film actor, his failed early marriages and love affairs with glamorous stars, his communist sympathies, the infamous Joan Barry case, his voluntary exile in Switzerland with his young wife, Oona O'Neill Chaplin, and his triumphant return to America in 1972. And through it all is the gleaming thread of Chaplin's films. By delving deeply into the unique
  • Combination of slapstick and sentiment, wit and whimsy that characterize Chaplin's art, Lynn deftly captures both the magnetism of the man and the magic he created in his films
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynn, Kenneth Schuyler
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.C5
LC item number
L94 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaplin, Charlie
  • Chaplin, Charlie
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Filmkunst
  • United States
Label
Charlie Chaplin and his times, Kenneth S. Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [545]-572) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman of sorrows -- "That boy is a born actor" -- The poisonous wound -- "This is where I belong!" -- The mob-god -- "Sheer perseverance to the point of madness" -- "A picture with a smile--and perhaps a tear" -- "Stick to me! For God's sake, stick to me!" -- "Why don't you jump?" -- "You wanna hear 'Toot-toot-tootsie'?" -- "Strikes and riots!" -- "Wherever you are, look up, Hannah!" -- Two distinct personalities -- A king, condemned to exile -- "Stay warm, Groucho, you're next"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
604 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808512
Lccn
96030978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35243438
  • (OCoLC)ocm35243438
Label
Charlie Chaplin and his times, Kenneth S. Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [545]-572) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman of sorrows -- "That boy is a born actor" -- The poisonous wound -- "This is where I belong!" -- The mob-god -- "Sheer perseverance to the point of madness" -- "A picture with a smile--and perhaps a tear" -- "Stick to me! For God's sake, stick to me!" -- "Why don't you jump?" -- "You wanna hear 'Toot-toot-tootsie'?" -- "Strikes and riots!" -- "Wherever you are, look up, Hannah!" -- Two distinct personalities -- A king, condemned to exile -- "Stay warm, Groucho, you're next"
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
604 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684808512
Lccn
96030978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35243438
  • (OCoLC)ocm35243438

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