Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Charlie Chaplin (Silent Movie Era)

Charlie Chaplin

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Sir Charles Chaplin

Birth name Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr.
Born 16 April 1889(1889-04-16)
Walworth, London, England
Died 25 December 1977 (aged 88)
Vevey, Switzerland
Years active 1914 - 1976[1]
Spouse(s) Mildred Harris (1918-20)
Lita Grey (1924-28)
Paulette Goddard(1936-42)
Oona Chaplin (1943-77)

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr, KBE (16 April 188925 December 1977), better known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comedy actor. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable director and musician in the early to mid Hollywood cinema era. He is considered to be one of the finest mimes and clowns ever caught on film and has greatly influenced performers in this field.

He acted in, directed, scripted, produced, and eventually scored his own films. Chaplin was also one of the most creative and influential personalities in the silent film era. His working life in entertainment spanned over 65 years, from the Victorian stage and music hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, almost until his death at the age of eighty-eight. Chaplin's high-profile public and private life encompassed highs and lows with both adulation and controversy.

His principal character was "The Tramp" (known as "Charlot" in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Greece and Turkey). "The Tramp" is a vagrant with the refined manners and dignity of a gentleman. The character wears a tight coat, over sized trousers and shoes, a derby, carries a bamboo cane, and has a signature toothbrush mustache.

Charlie Chaplin Silent Movie - Table Ballet

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla


Miss Kurdapya said...

i like silent movies... i was not born on that era..ikaw? hehehe.. but, we could clearly understand what they want to us to understand even if we could only see their actions...

Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our
attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

krystyna said...

Thank you for sharing this kind of movie. Charlie Chaplin was and still is the best actor.
God bless you and your family!

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Mississippi Songbird said...

Thanks for this..
Great post.. God bless you and your family.. Have a Wonderful weekend..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Miss Kurdapya,
No, I was not born yet during those times or else you might be communicating with a ghost. He, he, he *lol* I love silent movies though. They convey a pure message of simplicity and excellence that can not be surpassed even by modern block busters. Thanks for dropping by and sorry for the delayed comments. Our internet provider was out of order for two days. Thanks God it's okay now. Smile always. God bless and have a wonderful and exciting weekend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Oh yes, I agree with you Krystyna. Nobody can do what he has done with so limited a range of expression tools. And yet he was able to convey all the emotions and character that no modern movie personality could ever hope to do. He was the first to perfect acting through the eyes. And his slapstick routine are beyond compare. Thanks for your usual visit. Smile always. God bless and have a very wonderful and meaningful weekend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Adam,
Thanks for dropping by although your blog could not be accessed. I'll think your proposal over. Although I do want to earn side money on blogging, I do not want to jeopardize the integrity of my blogs by sidetracking readers to many ads. I have my own purpose for blogging. Anyway, I am not closing my door to that possibility. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will have your blog accessible too. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

You're always welcome here, Mississippi Songbird. I always enjoy visiting your blogs and reading your wonderful posts. Thanks for your usual visit. Smile always. God bless you and you wonderful family. Have and pleasant and peaceful weekend.

Arthur & Gusthav said...

Hahaha! that was an excellent silent movie. You know? we've not seen silent movies since several years ago.

We're sorry we haven't been in the blogsphere in these days, it was 'cause we had technical problems with our computers.

Thanks for being with us.

Huge greetings and huge hugs

Sweet Dreams and Nice Day, from the bottom of our hearts and with our whole souls:
Arthur & Gusthav

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arthur and Gusthav,
Thanks for dropping by and for your very generous comments. Too bad that your computer has some problems. Ours also experience problems from time to time. It's so nice to see you two active again in blogging. I thought you posted your own pictures, it was the two guys from the American High 5. You almost got me fooled there. He, he, he *lol* Have a wonderful time playing your online video games and blogging. God bless and have a wonderful Halloween.

CapCity said...

just coming by to say hi real quick & thank u for the luv u show in this blog-sphere, Mel!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi CapCity,
Thanks for dropping by and for the very kind words you left behind. It is both an honor and a pleasure to interact with you. I always held you in the highest esteem and have admired your way of communicating your thoughts. Your articles are always full of heart and soul. Thanks again for dropping by. Smile always. Happy Halloween.

Jim said...

Capcity is here too

u r stealing all my girls Mel

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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