Friday Apr 26
New life for a forgotten Canadian silent movie
In 1923, two years before Charlie Chaplin made his Klondike film The Gold Rush, a Canadian woman named Nell Shipman was there first.
Marin Alsop Leads BSO in Music from Chaplin's 'Modern Times,' 5/10-12
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop leads the BSO in a performance of Charlie Chaplin's cinematic masterpiece Modern Times on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore.
Monsieur Verdoux: Criterion Collection
Directed by: Charles Chaplin Written by: Charles Chaplin Based on an idea by: Orson Welles Starring: Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, William Frawley, Marilyn Nash As tales of murderous philanderers go, Charlie Chaplin's "Monsieur Verdoux" is fairly pedestrian, a character study with a bit of police procedural swirled in.
"The Little Tramp"
Chaplin was named after his father, a British music hall entertainer. He spent his early childhood with his mother, the singer Hannah Hall, and made his own stage debut at age five, filling in when his mother lost her voice in mid-song. The mentally unstable Hall was later confined to an asylum, whereupon Charlie and his half brother Sydney were ... (more)
Day long Charlie Chaplin marathon on TCM Tuesday
Classic film comedy fans should make plans for the day long marathon of Charlie Chaplin films airing on Turner Classic Movies Tuesday April 16.