Manvell demonstrates how Chaplin's destitute childhood and early stage experience led to the creation of the archetypal little tramp and the evolution from of the star's art from simple slapstick to its unique blend of social commentary and boisterous comedy. Also addressing Chaplin's vitality in the political arena, the book explores the suspicion of his detractors and accusations relating to Communism.

Item number 20842
Category Book
Type Biography
Dimensions width 140mm; depth 25mm; height 220mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people Roger Manvell (author)
Charlie Chaplin (subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection