By Peter Ackroyd
A quick but definitive new biography of 1 of film's maximum legends: ideal for readers who need to know extra in regards to the iconic megastar yet who don't are looking to decide to a long work.
He used to be the first actual icon of the silver reveal and is likely one of the such a lot recognizable of Hollywood faces, even 100 years after his first movie. yet what of the fellow in the back of the moustache? Peter Ackroyd's new biography turns the highlight on Chaplin's existence in addition to his paintings, from his humble theatrical beginnings in song halls to successful an honorary Academy Award. every little thing is right here, from the glamor of his golden age to the murky scandals of the Nineteen Forties and eventual exile to Switzerland. There are fascinating anecdotes alongside the best way: enjoying the violin in a brand new York inn room to masks the sound of Stan Laurel frying beef chops and lengthy Hollywood lunches with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. This masterful short biography bargains clean revelations approximately the most known faces of the final century and brings the Little Tramp vividly to lifestyles.
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