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Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life…

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life (Ackroyd's Brief Lives)

by Peter Ackroyd

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 070116994X, Hardcover)

The very first icon of the silver screen, and one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years on from his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? The director holding the camera as well as acting in front of it?

From humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to an honorary Academy Award, Peter Ackroyd's glittering new biography illuminates Chaplin's life in an entirely different way. Everything is here, from the glamour of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. Granted exclusive access to the family archive, this masterful brief life offers fresh revelations on one of the most familiar faces of the last century -- finally bringing the Little Tramp to life.

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A concise portrait of the iconic film star traces his humble theatrical beginnings through his honorary Academy Award win, sharing anecdotes about his lesser-known antics and associations.

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