Russian language publication charting Chaplin's career and life. The book details Chaplin's early years and his rise to international acclaim, as well as the creation of the image of Charlie Chaplin that people are familiar with to this day. Each chapter provides a narrative of the events in Chaplin's life alongside the movies he was starring in at the time. The book describes 'A Woman of Paris' as the actor's transition into more serious films, and the peak of his acting abilities.The Soviet publication links many of Chaplin's personal and professional struggles to his disillusionment with capitalist society, all the while arguing the existence of a political factor in most, if not all of Chaplin's roles. 'The Great Dictator' is credited with being one of the first anti-fascist films to come out of Hollywood. Meanwhile, 'Monsieur Verdoux' is described as the beginning of Chaplin's 'war' against Hollywood. Overall, the book provides a wealth of detail about the majority of Chaplin's films, whilst also stressing his dislike of the capitalism prevailing in Hollywood and american society in general. There a number of stills from films such as 'The Great Dictator', 'A Woman of Paris', 'City Lights', 'The Gold Rush', 'The Circus' and others, as well as a number of photographs of Chaplin throughout his life.

Item number 14401
Category Book
Type Biography
Dimensions width 150 mm; height 225 mm; depth 20 mm.
Language Russian
Country of origin Russia
Related people A. Kukarkin (author)
Charlie Chaplin (subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection