Chpt. 6.2 Charlie Chaplin

Chpt 6.2 Charlie - Charlie Chaplin and the Little Tramp(1910s1940s Brief Biography Born in 1889 the son of impoverished music hall entertainers

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Charlie Chaplin and the Little Tramp (1910s–1940s) Brief Biography Born in 1889 the son of impoverished music hall entertainers Childhood was very Dickensian Was a leading star of a touring British music hall group in his 20s Keystone Studio Founded in 1912 by Max Sennett Produced thousands of slapstick comedies between 1912 and 1935 Chaplin made 35 films there in 1914 o Began developing the “Little Tramp” (first appeared in Kid’s Auto Race [1914]) o Debate about Chaplin/Keystone influence Essanay Studio Chicago-based studio founded in 1907 Chaplin made 14 two-reelers there, all of which he directed Continued to refine the Little Tramp character Mutual Film Corp. Chaplin commanded a salary of $10,000 a week Starred in and directed 12 two-reelers Made Chaplin internationally famous Moved into more direct social satire (rich vs. poor, strong vs. weak, etc.) United Artists (UA) Founded in 1919 by Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Douglas
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course FDM 3351 taught by Professor Kendrick during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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Chpt 6.2 Charlie - Charlie Chaplin and the Little Tramp(1910s1940s Brief Biography Born in 1889 the son of impoverished music hall entertainers

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