Charlie Chaplin made an amazing 71 films by the time he was only 33 years old. He was not only known as the world’s first international movie star, but as a comedian, film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the next.
In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character - The Tramp, the Little Fellow - was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time.
Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.
Though few discussions on cinema get by without mentioning Charlie Chaplin and his influence, Joyce Milton’s Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin sets out to tell the story of the famed mustache and bowler away from the camera. In a clipped baritone, popular Audible performer Clinton Wade takes listeners from the early and hardworking history of the Chaplin family to Chaplin’s film successes and later to his scandals - both political and social. For those who remember the classic characters of the silent era, and those who just love a captivating look at a complicated life, Milton’s Tramp is an audiobook not to be overlooked.
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