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Chaplin and American culture : the evolution of a star image

Author: Charles J Maland
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Maland focuses on the cultural sources of the on-and-off, love-hate affair between Chaplin and the American public that was perhaps the stormiest in American stardom.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin; Charles Chaplin; Charles Chaplin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Maland
ISBN: 0691094403 9780691094403
OCLC Number: 18190838
Description: xxi, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: To the Top --
Chaplin, the Early Films, and the Rise to Stardom --
The Rough-Edged Diamond: Charlie at Keystone --
"Chaplinitis": Charlie at Essanay --
The Genteel Tradition and the "Vulgar" Charlie --
Romance and Pathos: The "Refining" of Charlie --
The Perils of Popularity --
Chaplin's Star Image in the Mutual Period --
The Further "Refining" of Charlie --
Chaplin the "Slacker"? --
The First Marriage and Divorce --
Troubles at First National --
At the Top: Charlie and the 1920s --
From The Kid to The Gold Rush --
Finishing Up at First National --
Interviews and Writings in the Early 1920s --
Branching Out: A Woman of Paris --
Creating an Epic: The Gold Rush --
Cultivating the Intelligentsia --
Struggling through the Twenties --
Chaplin and Lita Grey --
Mixed Reviews: The Press and the Second Divorce --
The Burdens of Being Funny: The Circus --
Charlie and the Threat of the Talkies --
Farewell to the Twenties: City Lights --
The Challenge of Progressive Politics --
The Depression, the World Tour, and Modern Times --
A Comedian Sees--and Comments on--the World --
Critics, Artists, and Depression America --
Chaplin's Public Politics before 1936 --
Modern Times: Production, Publicity, and Promotion --
Modern Times: Political Ambiguity and Critical Response --
The Popular Front, The Great Dictator, and the Second Front, 1936-1942 --
The Popular Front and American Antifascism --
The Great Dictator: Preparation, Production, and Promotion --
The Great Dictator and the Aesthetic Contract.
Responsibility: Charles J. Maland.
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