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Charlie Chaplin : A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America.

Author: Richard Carr
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Routledge historical biographies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carr, Richard
Charlie Chaplin : A Political Biography from Victorian Britain to Modern America
Milton : Taylor and Francis,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carr
ISBN: 9781351782708 1351782703
OCLC Number: 985347562
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (306 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction: A very political life; 1 Chaplin's England; The descent; Chaplin's Dickensian period; Hanwell and the workhouse; Boer War; The state Charlie was in; Charlie finds his career, and his country; Karno and Kelly; First sights of America; 2 To shoulder arms? Charlie and the First World War; Hollywood and the evolution of film; Charlie changes film; Fame; A shirker?; Mildred; 3 Moscow or Manchester? Chaplin's views on capitalism before the Depression took hold Max Eastman, Rob Wagner and Chaplin's early political developmentCharlie the anarchist; Charlie the mogul; Chaplin and his money; Taking him seriously; 4 Sex, morality and a tramp in 1920s America; Chaplin's women; Censorship and the movies; 'Respectable' Hollywood; 5 Between Churchill and Gandhi: A comedian sees the world; Eisenstein in Hollywood; The talkies; City Lights; Back to Britain; The German question; Chaplin and Empire; Homeward bound; 6 Modern Times and the Great Depression; The Depression and Charlie; Social Credit; Upton Sinclair and taking a political stand The making of Modern TimesThe Napoleonic diversion; 7 The Tramp and the dictators; Charlie and two fascists; Before The Great Dictator; The Bercovici case; Putting America first; Censoring The Great Dictator; Content and release; 8 Comrades and controversy; The House Un-American Activities Committee; Backing the Red Army; Joan Barry and the Cockney cad; Monsieur Verdoux; The pressure intensifies; 9 A citizen of the world; The Tramp leaves America; Charlie and the Cold War; Later plaudits and a final reconciliation with America; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Archival collections CorrespondencePublished sources; Other cited published works; Doctoral theses; Other important works; Index
Series Title: Routledge historical biographies.

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