Charlie Chaplin:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Articles and Books on Individual films
Movies by Director videography for works of Chaplin in MRC
Comedy cinema videograpy


Amengual, Barthelemy.
Charles Chaplin. [Lyon, SERDOC, 1963]. Series title: Premier plan; 28.
UCB Main PN1993 .P7 no.28

Arendt, Hannah.
"The Jew as pariah: a hidden tradition." In: Reflections on literature and culture / Hannah Arendt ; edited and with an Introduction by Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2007.
Moffitt PT405 .A67 2007

Asplund, Uno.
Chaplin i Sverige. En bok om Chaplins 81 filmer och hur de togs emot i Sverige. Stockholm, Proprius; [Solna, Seelig], 1971. Series title: Skrifter fron Dokumentationsavdelningen, nr. 9.
UCB Main PN1933.5.S8A1S94 .S55 no.9

Asplund, Uno.
Chaplin's films / Uno Asplund ; translated from the Swedish by Paul Britten Austin. 1st American ed. South Brunswick, [N.J.]: A. S. Barnes, 1976, c1973.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A7613 1976

Asplund, Uno.
Chaplin's films; a filmography; translated from the Swedish by Paul Britten Austin. Newton Abbot [Eng.] David & Charles [1973].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A76131

Balio, Tino.
United Artists : the company built by the stars / Tino Balio. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2009-
Full text available online (vol 1) (UCB users only)
Full text available online (vol 2) (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.U5 B3 2009 Library Has v.1-2 (c2009)

Balio, Tino.
United Artists : the company that changed the film industry / Tino Balio. Balio, Tino. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1999.U5 B341 1987

Bazin, Andre Charlie Chaplin
Andre Bazin et Eric Rohmer ; preface de Francois Truffaut. [Paris]: Cerf, [1985], c1972. Series title: Ramsay poche cinema ;.
NRLF B 3 571 201

Bessy, Maurice.
Charlie Chaplin / Maurice Bessy ; [translated from the French ... by Jane Brenton]. London: Thames and Hudson, 1985.
UCB Morrison PN2287.C5 B38131 1985b

Bessy, Maurice
Charles Chaplin, par Maurice Bessy et Robin Livio. [Paris, Denoel, 1972]. Series title: Collection "etoiles".
NRLF $D 10 554

Bordat, F. (Francis)
Chaplin cinéaste / Francis Bordat. Paris: Cerf, 1998. Series title: Collection "Septieme art" ; 106.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 B57 1998

Borge, Jason
"Tropic of Chaplin : Latin American intellectuals and the Little Tramp." In: Latin American writers and the rise of Hollywood cinema / Jason Borge. New York : Routledge, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U65 B655 2008

Bowman, William Dodgson.
Charlie Chaplin, his life and art, by W. Dodgson Bowman, with a foreword by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ... New York, The John Day Company [c1931].
UCB Bancroft F867.M6C5

Bowman, William Dodgson.
Charlie Chaplin, his life and art / by Wm. Dodgson Bowman. London: G. Routledge, 1931.
NRLF B 4 109 923

Bowman, William Dodgson.
Charlie Chaplin; his life and art. New York, Haskell House, 1974.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 B61 1974

Boyer, Jay.
"Cry Food: The Use of Food as a Comic Motif in the Films of Charlie Chaplin." In: Beyond the stars: The Material World in American Popular Film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. pp: 24-37. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990
Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990
Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990 Library has: v.[1]-5 (c1990-c1996)

Brownlow, Kevin.
The search for Charlie Chaplin = Alla ricerca di Charlie Chaplin [Bologna] : Cineteca del Comune di Bologna ; Recco (Genova) : Le mani, 2005.
PFA : PN1998.3.C45 B76 2005

Castronovo, Russ
"The Sound of the Image: Chaplin and International Laughter." In: Beautiful democracy : aesthetics and anarchy in a global era / Russ Castronovo. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks BH221.U53 C37 2007

Chambers, Colin.
Here we stand : politics, performers and performance : Paul Robeson, Isadora Duncan and Charlie Chaplin London : Nick Hern Books, c2006.
MAIN: N72.P6 .C43 2006

Chaplin, Charles
My father, Charlie Chaplin, by Charles Chaplin, Jr., with N. and M. Rau. New York, Random House [1960].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C5

Chaplin, Charlie
Charlie Chaplin: interviews Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2005.
PFA : PN1998.3.C45 C42 2005; circ info
Table of contents

Chaplin, Charlie
Charlie Chaplin's own story / edited and with an introduction by Harry M. Geduld. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1985.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A31 1985 vUCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 A3 1985

Chaplin, Charlie
My autobiography. New York, Simon and Schuster [1964].
UCB Bancroft F867.M6 C49 A32
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A32

Chaplin, Charlie
My life in pictures / by Charles Chaplin ; designed by David King ; introduction by Francis Wyndham. London: Bodley Head, 1974.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 A35

Chaplin, Charlie
My trip abroad, by Charlie Chaplin. New York, London, Harper & Brothers [c1922]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.C5 A41 1922

Chaplin, Charlie
My wonderful visit / by Charlie Chaplin. London: Hurst & Blackett, [1922].
NRLF B 4 109 932

Chaplin, Charlie
Die Schlussrede aus dem Film "Der grosse Diktator" (1940) / Charles Chaplin ; mit einem Essay von Jost Hermand. Hamburg: Europaische Verlagsanstalt, c1993. Series title: Eva Reden ; Bd. 11.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A5 1993

Chaplin, Lita Grey
My life with Chaplin; an intimate memoir, by Lita Grey Chaplin with Morton Cooper. [New York] B. Geis Associates; distributed by Grove Press [1966].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C52

Chaplin, Lita Grey
Wife of the life of the party / Lita Grey Chaplin and Jeffrey Vance. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998. Series title: Filmmakers series ; no. 61.
UCB Main PN2287.C513 A3 1998

Chaplin, Michael
I couldn't smoke the grass on my father's lawn. London, Frewin, 1966.
Main Stack CT788.C42.A3 NRLF #: $B 469 438

Chaplin und Hitler: Materialien zu einer Ausstellung [im Munchner Stadtmuseum vom 14.4-18.6.1989]
Herausgegeben von Andreas-Michael Velten und Matthias Klein. Munchen: Munchner Stadtmuseum, 1989.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C43 1989

"Charlie Chaplin". In: Lifetimes : the Great War to the stock market crash : American history through biography and primary documents / edited by Neil A. Hamilton ; writers, Mark LaFlaur, James M. Manheim, Renee Miller. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2002.
Main Stack E766.L48 2002

Charlie Chaplin: a centenary celebration
Edited by Peter Haining. London ; New York : Foulsham, c1989.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 C53 1989

Charlie Chaplin: A Photo Diary
Edited by Michel Comte ; text by Sam Stourdze ; [translation: Simon Pleasance and Tim Sparham]. Gottingen : Steidl, 2002.
PFA: PN1998.3.C45 C42 2002

Charlie Chaplin : dossier de documentation
Etabli par Jacques Chevallier. Paris : Centre national de documentation pedagogique, 1978. Series title: Dossiers de documentation (Centre national de documentation pedagogique (France)) ; no 3.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C541 1978

Charlie Chaplin: his reflection in Modern times
Edited by=edite par Adolphe Nysenholc. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1991. Series title: Approaches to semiotics ; 101.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C545 1991

Charlie Chaplin the forgotten years [videorecording]
the first time, a documentary film focuses on Chaplin's later years and his work as a prolific musical composer. Interviews with family, friends and colleagues offer insight into these forgotten years through intimate memories and entertaining anecdotes. Includes newly-found footage from private archives. 2003. 55 min.
Media Center: DVD 4553

Clausius, Claudia.
The gentleman is a tramp : Charlie Chaplin's comedy / by Claudia Clausius. New York : P. Lang, 1989.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 C57 1989

Clayton, Alex.
"Body and Mind: Charlie Chaplin." In: The body in Hollywood slapstick / Alex Clayton. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 C58 2007

Cohen, Rachel.
"Hart Crane and Charlie Chaplin." In: Chance meeting : intertwined lives of American writers and artists, 1854-1967 / Rachel Cohen. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2004.
Morrison Rm PS129.C56 2004
Moffitt PS129.C56 2004

Cohen, Rachel.
"W.E.B. Du Bois and Charlie Chaplin." In: Chance meeting : intertwined lives of American writers and artists, 1854-1967 / Rachel Cohen. 1st ed. New York : Random House, c2004.
Morrison Rm PS129.C56 2004
Moffitt PS129.C56 2004

Cooke, Alistair
"Charlie Chaplin." In: Six men / by Alistair Cooke. New York : Knopf, 1977.
Main (Gardner) Stacks CT120 .C

Coover, Robert.
Charlie in the house of rue / Robert Coover ; wood engraving by Jerome Kaplan. 1st ed. Lincoln, Mass. : Penmaen Press, c1980. Series title: Penmaen fiction series. Series 1 ; no. 1.
UCB Main PS3553.O633 C51 1980

Cotes, Peter
The little fellow; the life and work of Charles Spencer Chaplin, by Peter Cotes and Thelma Niklaus. With a foreword by W. Somerset Maugham. [Rev. ed.] . London, Bodley Head [1952].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 C6 1952

Dale, Alan S.
"Chaplin as Proteus, Low-Down and High Up." In: Comedy is a man in trouble : slapstick in American movies / Alan Dale. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 D35 2000
Full text available online (UCB users only)

Delluc, Louis
Charlie Chaplin. Paris, M. de Brunoff [c1921].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 D4

Eastman, Max
"Actor of one role: a character study of Charlie Chaplin." In: Heroes I have known; twelve who lived great lives, by Max Eastman New York, Simon and Schuster [1942]
NRLF (UCB) CT104 .E2

Essays in the arts
By Lord Dunsany, W.A. Sinclair [and] Elie Faure. Boston : International Pocket Library, 1923, c1918.
NRLF B 2 821 585

The essential Chaplin : perspectives on the life and art of the great comedian
Edited with an introduction by Richard Schickel. Chicago : I.R. Dee, c2006.
MAIN: PN2287.C5 S35 2006;
Table of contents

Fabe, Marilyn
"Expressionism and realism in film form: F.W. Murnau's The last laugh and Charles Chaplin's The adventurer." In: Closely watched films : an introduction to the art of narrative film technique / Marilyn Fabe. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.E9.F17 2004
Moffitt PN1995.9.E9.F17 2004
PFA PN1995.9.E9.F17 2004
Table of contents

Faure, Elie
L'arbre d'Eden. Paris, Cres, 1922.
NRLF $B 255 252

Faure, Elie
"The art of Charlie Chaplin." In: Essays in the arts/ by Lord Dunsany, W.A. Sinclair [and] Elie Faure. Boston : International Pocket Library, 1923, c1918.
Main Stack NX60.E8 1923 NRLF #: B 2 821 585

Feibleman, James Kern
"The human comedy: Charlie Chaplin." In: In praise of comedy, a study in its theory and practice New York, Russell & Russell, 1962
UCB Main Stack PN1922.F4.1962

Flom, Eric L.
Chaplin in the sound era : an analysis of the seven talkies / by Eric L. Flom. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1997.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 F58 1997

Franca, Jose Augusto.
Charles Chaplin, le "self-made myth.". [Lisbonne] Inquerito [1954].
NRLF B 3 571 210

Franklin, P. B.
"The terpsichorean tramp: unmanly movement in the early films of Charlie Chaplin." In: Dancing desires : choreographing sexualities on and off the stage / edited by Jane C. Desmond. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2001
Main Stack GV1588.6.D395 2001

Geduld, Harry M.
Chapliniana : a commentary on Charlie Chaplin's 81 movies / Harry M. Geduld. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1987-
UCB Main PN2287.C5 G36 1987 v. 1 (c1987)

Gehring, Wes D.
Charlie Chaplin, a bio-bibliography / Wes D. Gehring. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1983. Series title: Popular culture bio-bibliographies.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 G38 1983
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 G38 1983

Gehring, Wes D.
Charlie Chaplin's world of comedy / Wes D. Gehring. Muncie Ind. : Ball State University, 1980. Series title: Ball State monograph ; no. 30.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 .G4

Gersch, Wolfgang.
Chaplin in Berlin : illustrierte Miniatur nach Berliner Zeitungen von 1931 / Wolfgang Gersch. Berlin : Henschelverlag, c1988.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 G44 1989

Gifford, Denis.
Chaplin / Denis Gifford. London : Macmillan, 1974. Series title: The Movie makers.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 G5

Goldman, Jonathan
"Modernism is the age of Chaplin." In: Modernist star maps : celebrity, modernity, culture / edited by Aaron Jaffe and Jonathan Goldman. Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS228.M63 M63 2010

Golub, Spencer
"Charlie Chaplin, Soviet icon." In: The Performance of power : theatrical discourse and politics / edited by Sue-Ellen Case and Janelle Reinelt. 1st ed. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1991. Studies in theatre history and culture.
UCB Main Stack PN1631.P47 1991

Gordon, B. R.
"From Charcot to Charlot: unconscious imitation and spectatorship in French cabaret and early cinema." In: The mind of modernism : medicine, psychology, and the cultural arts in Europe and America, 1880-1940 / edited and introduced by Mark S. Micale. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.P93 M56 2004

Green, Daniel.
"Charlie Chaplin." In: Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook / edited by Vicki K. Janik. pp: 127-35 Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Main Library Reference PN1583.F66 1998

Grossvogel, David I.
"The Kid, the kidder, the Kiddush: Charlie Chaplin." In: Vishnu in Hollywood : the changing image of the American male / David I. Grossvogel. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
UCB Main Stack PN1995.9.M46.G76 2000

Hale, Georgia
Charlie Chaplin : intimate close-ups / by Georgia Hale ; edited with an introduction and notes by Heather Kiernan. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1995. Series title: Filmmakers series ; no. 44.
UCB Main PN2287.H174 A3 1995

Harness, Kyp
The art of Charlie Chaplin : a film-by-film analysis / Kyp Harness. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.C5 H33 2008

Harris, Frank
"Charles Chaplin, and a visit to Sing-Sing." In: Contemporary portraits, fourth series, by Frank Harris. New York, Brentano's [c1923]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN761 .H24 1923

Hoberman, J.
"First "Jewish" superstar: Charlie Chaplin." In: Entertaining America : Jews, movies, and broadcasting / [edited by] J. Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler. New York : Jewish Museum, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2003.
UCB Main Stack PN1590.J48.E58 2003

Hoyt, Edwin Palmer.
Sir Charlie / Edwin P. Hoyt. London : Robert Hale, 1977.
NRLF B 3 174 344

Huff, Theodore.
Charlie Chaplin / by Theodore Huff. London : Cassell and Company, [1952].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 H8 1952 *c2 copies

Huff, Theodore.
Charlie Chaplin. New York, Arno Press, 1972 [c1951]. Series title: The Literature of cinema.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 H8 1972
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 H8

Isaac, Frederick.
When the moon shone bright on Charlie Chaplin / by Frederick Isaac. Melksham : Venton, 1978.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 .I8

James, Clive.
"Charles Chaplin." In: Cultural amnesia : necessary memories from history and the arts / Clive James. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
Moffitt CB245 .J338 2007

James, Eric
Making music with Charlie Chaplin : an autobiography / by Eric James. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000. Series title: Filmmakers series ; no. 71.
UCB Main ML417.J33 A3 2000
UCB Music ML417.J33 A3 2000

Kamin, Dan
Charlie Chaplin's one-man show / by Dan Kamin ; foreword by Marcel Marceau. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1984.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 K341 1984 *c2 copies

Kamin, Dan
Charlie Chaplin's one-man show / by Dan Kamin ; foreword by Marcel Marceau. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 K34 1991
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 K34 1991

Kaplan, Louis.
"On the Border with The Pilgrim: Zigzags across a Chapl(a)in's Signature." In: Border theory : the limits of cultural politics / Scott Michaelsen and David E. Johnson, editors. pp: 97-128 Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1997.
Anthropology JC323.B65 1997

Keough, William
"Celluloid pun(ch)sters: the silent clowns." In: Punchlines : the violence of American humor / William Keough. 1st ed. pp. 125-50. New York : Paragon House, 1990.
Main Stack PS430.K46 1990

Kimber, John
The art of Charlie Chaplin / John Kimber. Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c2000.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 K56 2000

Kukarkin, A. V. (Aleksandr Viktorovich)
Charli Chaplin / A.V. Kukarkin. Moskva : Iskusstvo, 1960.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 K85

Kuleshov, L. V. (Lev Vladimirovich)
"David Griffith and Charlie Chaplin." In: Kuleshov on film : writings / by Lev Kuleshov ; selected, translated and edited, with an introd. by Ronald Levaco. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1974.
UCB Main Stack PN1995.9.P7.K842 1974
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.P7.K842 1974

Louvish, Simon. Chaplin : the tramp's odyssey / Simon Louvish. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.C5 L62 2009

Lynn, Kenneth Schuyler.
Charlie Chaplin and his times / Kenneth S. Lynn. New York : Simon & Schuster, c1997.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 L94 1997

Lyons, Timothy J. (Timothy James)
Charles Chaplin : a guide to references and resources / Timothy J. Lyons. Boston : G. K. Hall, c1979. Series title: A Reference publication in film.
UCB Main PN1998.A3C368 A12 L9

Magny, Joel
Charlie Chaplin / [realise par Joel Magny, avec la collaboration de Noel Simsolo et Claudine Paquot]. Paris : Cahiers du cinema : Diffusion, Seuil, c1987.
UCB Main PN1998.3.C64 M341 1987

Maland, Charles J.
American visions, the films of Chaplin, Ford, Capra, and Welles, 1936-1941 / Charles J. Maland. New York : Arno Press, 1977. Series title: Dissertations on film series. Series title: The Arno Press cinema program.
UCB Main PN1993.5.U6 M229 1977

Maland, Charles J.
Chaplin and American culture : the evolution of a star image / Charles J. Maland. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1989.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M2641 1989
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M264 1989

Maland, Charles J.
"Chaplin's star image, 1913-1916." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .S547 2004

Maland, Charles J.
"A Star is born: American culture and the dynamics of Charlie Chaplin's star image, 1913-1916." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Kramer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.75.S547 2004
PFA PN1995.75.S547 2004

Manvell, Roger
Chaplin. [1st ed.]. Boston, Little Brown [1974]. Series title: The Library of world biography.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M281
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M28

Marotta, Giuseppe
Le avventure di Charlot; con disegni di Ferdinando Palermo. Milano, Ceschina, 1948.
NRLF $B 453 222

Marriot, A. J.
Chaplin : stage by stage Hitchin, Herts. : Marriot, 2005.
MAIN: PN2287.C5 M285 2005

Martin, Marcel.
Charles Chaplin, presentation par Marcel Martin. Choix de propos de Charles Chaplin ... filmographie, bibliographie ... [Paris] Seghers [1972]. Series title: Cinema d'aujourd'hui 43.
UCB Main PN1993 .C4 v.43 1972

Martin, Marcel.
Charles Chaplin / Marcel Martin. Paris : H. Veyrier, c1983. Series title: Cinema (Henri Veyrier (Firm))
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M31 1983

Martin, Marcel.
Charles Chaplin: Propos de Charles Chaplin. Scenarios. Temoignages. Chronologie biographique. Filmographie. Bibliographie. Documents iconographiques. [Paris] Editions Seghers, [1966]. Series title: Cinema d'aujourd'hui (Seghers (Firm)) ; 43.
UCB Main PN1993 .C4 v.43

Mast, Gerald.
"Chaplin, Charlie (Sir Charles Chaplin)." In: St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia, 1998, p90-94, 5p
UC users only

McCabe, John
Charlie Chaplin / John McCabe. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1978.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M2
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M2

McCaffrey, Donald W.
Focus on Chaplin. Edited by Donald W. McCaffrey. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1971]. Series title: Film focus. Series title: A Spectrum book.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M22

McDonald, Gerald D. (Gerald Doan)
The complete films of Charlie Chaplin / by Gerald D. McDonald, Michael Conway, and Mark Ricci. Secaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1988.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M24 1988

McDonald, Gerald D. (Gerald Doan)
The films of Charlie Chaplin, by Gerald D. McDonald, Michael Conway, and Mark Ricci. [1st ed.]. New York, Citadel Press [1965].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M24

Milton, Joyce.
Tramp : the life of Charlie Chaplin / Joyce Milton. 1st ed. New York : HarperCollins, 1996.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M49 1996
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 M49 1996

Minney, R. J. (Rubeigh James), 1895-1979.
Chaplin, the immortal tramp; the life and work of Charles Chaplin. London, G. Newnes [1954].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M5

Mitry, Jean.
Charlot et la fabulation chaplinesque / Jean Mitry. Paris : Editions Universitaires, 1957. Series title: Classiques du cinema, 5.
UCB Main PN1993 .C5 v.5
NRLF PN2287.C5M5 off campus

Mitry, Jean.
Tout Chaplin; tous les films, par le texte, par le gag, et par l'image. [Paris] Seghers [1972]. Series title: Cinema club.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 M551

Morin, Edgar.
"The Chaplin mystery ." In: The stars / Edgar Morin ; translated by Richard Howard ; foreword by Lorraine Mortimer. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2005.
Table of contents
Main Stack PN1998.2.M668 2005
PFA PN1998.2.M668 2005

Mukherjee, Amarenra Nath, 1910-
Carli Cyapalina. [1967].
NRLF B 2 729 786

Neibaur, James L.
Chaplin at Essanay : a film artist in transition, 1915-1916 / James L. Neibaur. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.C5 N45 2008

Nieland, Justus.
"Charlie Chaplin and the revenge of the eccentric." In: Feeling modern : the eccentricities of public life / Justus Nieland. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008.
Main Stack HN16.N47 2008

Nysenholc, Adolphe.
L'age d'or du comique : semiologie de Charlot / Adolphe Nysenholc ; pref. de M.-J. Lefebve. Bruxelles : Editions de l'Universite de Bruxelles, c1979. Series title: Universite libre de Bruxelles, Faculte de philosophie et lettres (Series) ; 68.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 .N97

Nysenholc, Adolphe.
Charles Chaplin, ou, La legende des images / Adolphe Nysenholc ; preface de Dominique Noguez. Paris : Meridiens/Klincksieck, 1987.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 N91 1987

O'Donnell, Pacho.
Las hormigas de Carlitos Chaplin / Pacho O'Donnell. Buenos Aires : Editorial Sudamericana, c1978. Series title: Coleccion "El Espejo".
NRLF B 3 783 033

Parish, James Robert.
"Charlie Chaplin." In: Hollywood bad boys : loud, fast, and out of control / James Robert Parish. Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2002.
PFA PN1998.2.P365 2002

Paul, William,
"Charles Chaplin and the annals of anality." In: Comedy/cinema/theory / edited by Andrew Horton.p. 109-30. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1991.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.C65 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.C55.C65 1991
Also in:
Hollywood comedians, the film reader / edited by Frank Krutnik. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003. In focus--Routledge film readers.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.H65 2003

Payne, Robert, 1911-
The great Charlie [by] Robert Payne. Foreword by G. W. Stonier. [London] A. Deutsch [1952].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 P3 1952

Pells, Richard H.
""I was just making pictures" : from Charlie Chaplin to Charlie Kane." In: Modernist America : art, music, movies, and the globalization of American culture / Richard Pells. New Haven : Yale University Press, c2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks NX180.G56 P45 2011

Phillips, Gene D.
"Charles Chaplin: the little fellow in a big world." In: Major film directors of the American and British cinema / Gene D. Phillips. pp. 23-38. Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1990.
Main Stack PN1998.2.P55 1990
Moffitt PN1998.2.P55 1990 Presses, 1990.

Pichette, Henri.
Rond-point, suivi de Joyce au participe futur et de Pages pour Chaplin. Paris, Mercure de France, 1950.
NRLF $B 392 888

Platt, Frank C. (Frank Cheney)
Great stars of Hollywood's golden age, compiled by Frank C. Platt. [New York] New American Library [1966]. Series title: A Signet book, P2979.
UCB Main PN1998.A2 P551 1966

Poulaille, Henry.
Charles Chaplin, precede de Un soir avec Charlot a New York par Paul Morand. Paris, B. Grasset, 1927.
UCB Bancroft F867.M6C53

Quigly, Isabel.
Charlie Chaplin: early comedies. London, Studio Vista, 1968. Series title: Studio Vista/Dutton pictureback 29.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 Q5

Robinson, C. L.
"Visual screaming: Willy Conley's deaf theater and Charlie Chaplin's silent cinema." In: Signing the body poetic : essays on American Sign Language literature / H.-Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer L. Nelson, Heidi M. Rose, editors ; with a foreword by William C. Stokoe and a preface by W.J.T. Mitchell. Berkeley : University of California Press ; [San Diego, CA : DawnSign Press], c2006.
Main Stack HV2353.S53 2006
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Robinson, C. R.
"The private life of Charlie Chaplin." In: Great stars of Hollywood's golden age, compiled by Frank C. Platt. [New York] New American Library, [1966]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 P551 1966

Robinson, David
Chaplin, his life and art / David Robinson. 1st McGraw-Hill ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1985.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 R56 1985
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 R56 1985

Robinson, David
Chaplin, his life and art / David Robinson. London : Collins , 1985.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 R563 1985

Robinson, David
Chaplin, the mirror of opinion / David Robinson. London : Secker & Warburg ; Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1983, c1984.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 R57 1984
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 R57 1984

Roemer, Eric
"Charles and Charlie." In: Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein New York : Oxford University Press, 1978
UCB Main Stack PN1998.A2.G74

Ross, Lillian
Moments with Chaplin / Lillian Ross. New York : Dodd, Mead, c1980.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 .R6

Roth, Patrick
Meine Reise zu Chaplin : ein Encore / Patrick Roth. 1. Aufl. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1997.
UCB Main PT2678.O798 M45 1997

Sadoul, Georges
Vie de Charlot : Charles Spencer Chaplin, ses films et son temps / Georges Sadoul ; avec un texte d'Aragon. Ed. definitive. Paris : Lherminier, [c1978]. Series title: Collection "Le Cinema et son histoire".
NRLF PN2287.C5S3 1978 off campus

Schickel, Richard
"Charles Chaplin: an unexamined premise." In: Schickel on film : encounters--critical and personal--with movie immortals / Richard Schickel. 1st ed. New York : Morrow, c1989.
UCB Main Stack PN1995.S341 1989 p. 17-33.

Schnog, Karl.
Charlie Chaplin, Filmgenie und Menschenfreund / Karl Schnog. 2. Aufl. Berlin : Henschelverlag, 1962.
NRLF B 2 793 083

Seldes, Gilbert Vivian
""I am here to-day": Charlie Chaplin." The 7 lively arts / by Gilbert Seldes. New York : A.S. Barnes, 1962. (Series: A Perpetua book)
UCB Moffitt PN2221.S43 1962

Shklovskii, Viktor
"Chaplin." In: Literature and cinematography / Viktor Shklovsky ; translated from the Russian by Irina Masinovsky ; introduction by Richard Sheldon. Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.A1 S5313 2008

Silver, Charles.
Charles Chaplin : an appreciation / Charles Silver. New York : Museum of Modern Art c1989.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 S457 1989

Smith, Julian
Chaplin / Julian Smith. Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1984. Series title: Twayne's filmmakers series.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 S56 1984
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 S56 1984

Sobel, Raoul.
Chaplin : genesis of a clown / [by] Raoul Sobel and David Francis. London ; New York : Quartet Books, 1977.
UCB Moffitt PN2287.C5 .S6

Sullivan, Ed, 1902-
Chaplin vs. Chaplin / Ed Sullivan. Los Angeles : Marvin Miller Enterprises, Inc., [1965].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 S91 1965

Thomson, David
"Charlie." In: The whole equation : a history of Hollywood / David Thomson. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U65 T56 2005
Moffitt PN1993.5.U65 T56 2005
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.U65 T56 2005

Tyler, Parker.
Chaplin, last of the clowns. [New York] Vanguard Press [1948].
UCB Main PN2287.C5 T8 1948

Unknown Chaplin the master at work[videorecording]
Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend. 1983. 163 min.
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Vance, Jeffrey
Chaplin : genius of the cinema. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
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Von Ulm, Gerith
Charlie Chaplin, king of tragedy, by Gerith von Ulm. Caldwell, Id., The Caxton printers, ltd., 1940.
UCB Bancroft F867.M6C54
UCB Main PN2287.C5 V6 1940

Weissman, Stephen M.
Chaplin : a life / Stephen Weissman ; introduction by Geraldine Chaplin. New York : Arcade Pub., c2008.
Moffitt PN2287.C5 W45 2008

William, P.
"Charlie Chaplin and the annals of anality." In: Hollywood comedians, the film reader / edited by Frank Krutnik. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.H65 2003

Wranovics, John.
Chaplin and Agee : the untold story of the tramp, the writer, and the lost screenplay New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
MAIN: PS3501.G35 Z95 2005
PFA : PN1998.3.C45 W72 2005

Wranovics, John.
"Chaplin in the art and life of James Agee." In: Agee agonistes : essays on the life, legend, and works of James Agee / edited by Michael A. Lofaro. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3501.G35 Z545 2007

Journal Articles

Adorno, Theodor W.; MacKay, John.
"Chaplin times two." Yale Journal of Criticism v9, n1 (Spring, 1996):57 (5 pages).
"Two essays, 'Prophesied by Kierkegaard' and 'In Malibu,' dwell upon the artistic and humanistic sides of comedian Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin's arrival as a world class comedian was foreseen by Kierkegaard when he saw the performance of a comedian named Beckmann at the Friedrichstadter Theater in Berlin. He had mastered the ability to 'come walking.' The proximity to cruelty and domination in Chaplin's comedy, which combines toughness with poignancy, is revealed through an anecdote involving Chaplin at Malibu, near Los Angeles, CA." [Magazine Index]

Austin, Ronald.
"Cavanagh, Clare. Rereading the Poet's Ending: Mandelstam, Chaplin, and Stalin. PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, 1994 Jan, 109:1, 71-86.
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Austin, Ronald.
"Saint Charlot: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin." Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, 1996 Fall, 15, 104-14.

Baker, Aaron.
"The Tramp: down and out in Chaplin and Orwell." (importance of the tramp character in the works of Charlie Chaplin and George Orwell) Literature-Film Quarterly v17, n1 (Jan, 1989):27 (6 pages).
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Balazs, B., et. al.,
"Chaplin, or The American Simpleton." October (Cambridge, Mass.) no. 115 (Winter 2006) p. 53-4

Bercovici, Konrad
"A Day With Charlie Chaplin." Harper's Monthly Magazine 158:943 (1928:Dec.) 42
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Berglund, Bo.
"The day the tramp was born." Sight and Sound v58, n2 (Spring, 1989):106 (7 pages).
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Borge, Jason.
"The Lettered Clown: Chaplin and the Latin American Avant-Garde." Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, may2008, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p261-278, 18p
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Briggs, Austin.
"Chaplin's Charlie and Joyce's Bloom." Journal of Modern Literature v20, n2 (Winter, 1996):177 (10 pages).
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The similarities between Leopold Bloom and Charlie Chaplin, the 20th century's greatest comic creations, are worth consideration. Both have shrewdness and pathos combined. Bloom lacks the strain of violence which Chaplin has, but in both there is a sensitivity to the world's helpless and poor, even animals. Both are soft-hearted as well as tough-minded, and both are mock-heroic. The most significant affinity between Joyce, the creator of Leopold Bloom, and Chaplin is the achievement of both artists in the area of the interior monologue." [Magazine Index]

Burrows, Jon.
"Near broke, but no tramp: Billie Ritchie, Charlie Chaplin and 'that costume'." Early Popular Visual Culture, Aug2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p247-262, 16p
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Calhoon, Kenneth S.
"Blind Gestures: Chaplin, Diderot, Lessing." MLN, 2000 Apr, 115:3, 381-402.
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The work of Charlie Chaplin used non-spoken language even after the event of talking films. Relying on actions and gestures Chaplin effectively expressed a range of emotions without speech as seen in his film 'City Lights'.

Canby, Vincent.
"Chaplin centennial: gen revisited." (includes related information) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v138 (Fri, April 14, 1989):B1(N), C16(L), col 1, 26 col in.

Caputi, Jane.
"On Remembering and Forgetting Charlie Chaplin, IBM, and 1984." Journal of Popular Film & Television. Summer 1986. Vol. 14, Iss. 2; p. 76
Investing $36 million, IBM mounted one of the largest campaigns ever for the "personal" computer, chiefly by creating advertisements calling their PC "a tool for modern times" and using Charlie Chaplin's beloved character, the Little Tramp. The advertisements and their success are discussed.

Caron, James E.
"Silent slapstick film as ritualized clowning: the example of Charlie Chaplin." Studies in American Humor 3.14 (Dec 15, 2006): 5(18).
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The article discusses actor Charlie Chaplin, his contributions to slapstick cinema, and ritual clowning. Topics examined include comic art, ritual clowns of Native America and Polynesia, social order, pratfall, childish behavior, Mutual Films, and the films "The Cure" and "The Floorwalker" among others. Sexuality played a role in Chaplin's films as did romantic plot. Other elements of slapstick include incompetence, silent slapstick, social ideology, and collective laughter.

Cavanagh, Clare.
"Rereading the poet's ending: Mandelstam, Chaplin, and Stalin." (Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet-writer) PMLA v109, n1 (Jan, 1994):71 (16 pages).
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"Mandelstam's poems, after his imprisonment in Stalin's regime, reveal his identifying himself with the character of the tramp, portrayed by comedian Charlie Chaplin. Mandelstam viewed the tramp's life as a protest against those who oppressed him and whose fame endured while the others were forgotten. The poet celebrates the spirit of the tramp, ignored by society and imposed upon by authority. The poet is similarly punished for his beliefs but chooses to meet his oppressors with wit, comedy and wisdom." [Magazine Index]

Chaplin, Reginald R.
"Charlie Chaplin's Ancestors." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 5:2 (1985) 209
Provides information concerning Charlie Chaplin's ancestors, who probably settled in Suffolk in the early 17th century. Also included in the Chaplin family tree.

"Charlie Chaplin Defies the Talkies."
Literary Digest 108:9 (1931:Feb. 28) 28

"Charlie Chaplin--double arrested as army deserter." Times (London) 27 May 1916 (Page 3 col e)

"Charlie Chaplin--his comic art compared with that of Greek comic actors, statuettes of whom are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum."
New York Times (Sect. VII.) 12 May 1918 (Page 13 col 1)

"Charlie Chaplin--his salary estimated at a million dollars a year, according to report of N. Y. Legislative Committee on Motion Picture Industry."
New York Times15 March 1917

"Charlie Chaplin's Art Dissected."
Literary Digest 71:2 (1921:Oct. 8) 26

"Charlie Chaplin's Home Critics."
Literary Digest 111:11 (1931:Dec. 12) 17

"Charlie Chaplin's reputation." (cover story) American Film, Sep84, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p29, 5p

Combs, Richard.
"Little man, what now?" (Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin) Film Comment v29, n4 (July-August, 1993):2 (2 pages).
"Both Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin portrayed the little guy who shows the many faces of society. Both also explored the idea of the little man taking on the persona of a dictator in the films 'Zelig' and 'The Great Dictator.' The movie 'Chaplin' is also examined."[Magazine Index]

Corsaro, Domenic J.
"Chaplin as Satyr: Mocking the Mystic Ebullience, or Life, Liberty and Prosperity in Three Chaplin Films (with An Afterword on the Final Speech from The Great Dictator)." Journal of the University Film Association, Vol. 31, No. 1, CHAPLIN AND SOUND (Winter 1979), pp. 33-46
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Cott, Jeremy
"The Limits of Silent Comedy." Literature Film Quarterly; Spring75, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p99, 9p
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Discusses the strengths of comedy in the silent film medium as exemplified by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Comedic usefulness of the limits of silent film; Mechanical and absurdly pragmatic sensibility of American life typified by Keaton; Chaplin's deep understanding of pain and his play on it.

Dauer, Francis W.
"The nature of fictional characters and the referential fallacy." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism v 53 Winter 1995. p. 31-8.
"An examination of Walter Kerr's analysis in The Silent Clowns of the character played by Charlie Chaplin in his silent films. In Kerr's view, the writer explains, Chaplin's character is a no one who could be anyone. He examines arguments for and against this view and seeks to synthesize both positions. He observes that statements about fictional characters can be referential or formal, and he argues that to infer the correctness of a referential statement about a character from the correctness of a formal statement about them is a case of what he calls the referential fallacy. This, he suggests, is the error that Kerr commits in his analysis of Chaplin's character. Fictional characters cannot exist as actual people in any possible world, the writer points out, even though the referential claims that are true about them may be true of many people in various worlds." [Art Abstracts]

Davis, D. William.
"A Tale of Two Movies: Charlie Chaplin, United Artists, and the Red Scare." Cinema Journal, Fall87, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p47-62, 26p
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Delaney, Bill.
"Nabokov's 'Lolita.'" (similarities of the characters in Vladimir Nabokov's to Charlie Chaplin) Explicator v56, n2 (Wntr, 1998):99 (2 pages).
"Vladimir Nabokov's book 'Lolita' presents the lead character, Humbert, who is interestingly observed to possess several similarities to the silent comedian Charlie Chaplin. For instance, Humbert and Chaplin were observed to be particularly attracted to young girls. Furthermore, Chaplin, who played the role of 'Verdoux' in 'Monsieur Verdoux: A Comedy of Murders' attempts to murder the proud Annabella while in a rowboat on a lake, but fails. Humbert, in 'Lolita,' also fails to achieve his plans to drown Lolita's mother in Hourglass Lake." [Magazine Index]

Douglas, Ann.
"Charlie Chaplin: the comedian." (Time 100: Artists & Entertainers) Time v151, n22 (June 8, 1998):118 (4 pages).
A 1995 poll of critics ranked Chaplin the greatest actor in film history. His domination of the early film industry, and his trademark 'Little Tramp' character are analyzed.

Eisenstein, S. M.
"Charlie the Grown Up." Sight and Sound Issue: 15:58 (1946:Summer) p.53
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Eisenstein, S. M.
"Charlie the Kid." Sight and Sound Issue: 15:57 (1946:Spring) p.12
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Ervine, St. John
"The Secret of Charlie Chaplin's Popularity." Vanity Fair 17:4 (1921:Dec.) 40

Filipski, Kevin.
"Along with a smile, a tear: the other side of Chaplin." New York Times (Sun, July 30, 2000):AR21(N), AR21(L), col 1, 30 col in.

Ford, Peter
"In Light of the Past." The New American, 14, no. 7, (March 30, 1998): 35
Most Americans remember silent screen star Charlie Chaplin as "The Little Tramp," but Peter Ford has a more personal--and tragic--memory of the actor.

Frost, Jennifer
"'Good Riddance To Bad Company': Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Campaign Against Charlie Chaplin, 1940-1952. Australasian Journal of American Studies 2007 26(2): 74-88 15p

Gabler, Neal.
"Chaplin blazed the trail. Woody Allen follows." (career parallel with Charlie Chaplin) New York Times v142, sec2 (Sun, Sept 27, 1992):H13(N), H13(L), col 1, 40 col in.

"George Bernard Shaw says Shakespeare would have delighted in him [Chaplin]: editorial. New York Times (Sect. II.) 29 May 1921 (Page 2 col 5)

Giachetti, Romano (Trans. by A. K. Bierman)
"Stealing the Clown's Clothes: Stan Laurel's Relationship with Chaplin." Bright Lights Film Journal September 1996 Issue 17

Grace, Harry Arthur
"Charlie Chaplin's films and American culture patterns." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism v 10 June 1952. p. 353-63

Grierson, John
"Chaplin and the logic of comedy." Artwork v 7 no26 1931. p. 133-8

Gunning, Tom
"The trap of sentimentality." Sight & Sound v. ns13 no. 1

Faure, Elie.
"The art of Charlie Chaplin." New England Review v19, n2 (Spring, 1998):146 (6 pages).
"Charlie Chaplin has created a new form of drama in which the movements do not describe any sentimentalism or moralistic message but a drama that is massive in its entirety. He is the first man to demonstrate to the audience that he understands the art of the cinema. He neither speaks, writes nor explains and has no use for the mask used by traditional mimes. He, however, shows what is human in people, which is for a person to speak to another person." [Magazine Index] 0 (October 2003) p. 35
Part of a special section on Charlie Chaplin. The writer discusses his experiences of Chaplin, from when he was a young boy visiting New York and going to a series of Chaplin films to his use of Chaplin while teaching silent-film comedy.

Hake, Sabine.
"Chaplin Reception In Weimar Germany."New German Critique 1990 (51): 87-111.
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"Although Charlie Chaplin's quiet melancholy did not reflect American society as well as the films of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, Weimar Germany saw Chaplin as the quintessential American comic who combined images of the self with the other, an emancipatory mass culture with cinematic art, and laughter with revolutionary politics." [Historical Abstracts]

Halachmi, Joseph
""And He is of the Seed Of The Jews". Griffithiana: Journal of Film History; 2004 Issue 73/74, p165-175, 11p
Discusses investigations into speculation that the silent film comedian and director Charlie Chaplin had Jewish ancestry. Analysis of Chaplin's film persona as a Jewish character; Mutual qualities of Chaplin's art and Jewish humor and wit; Idea of Chaplin the humorist of the Jewish ghetto; Observation that many of the spectators of "The Great Dictator" mistook Chaplin's fictitious role for a performance of reality and concluded that the movie was made by a Jew.

Hinxman, Margaret
"An Interview with Chaplin." Sight and Sound Issue: 27:2 (1957:Autumn) p.76
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Howell, John M.
" Hemingway and Chaplin: Monkey Business in "The Undefeated"." Studies in Short Fiction Issue: 27:1 (1990:Winter) p.89
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Inge, M. Thomas.
"Jay Gatsby and the Little Tramp: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charlie Chaplin." Studies in Popular Culture, Oct2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p60-69, 10p

Ingrao, Pletro
"Chaplin: the antagonism of the comic hero." Film Quarterly v 35 no1 Fall 1981. p. 22-4
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"It would be hard to say anyone In my generation was not influenced by Chaplin" Sight & Sound v. ns13 no. 10 (October 2003) p. 32-8
Part of a special section on Charlie Chaplin. The writer presents a series of brief quotes from a variety of filmmakers, actors, and critics in answer to a number of questions regarding different aspects of the films of Chaplin.

Irwin, Bill.
"Chaplin, inventing modern times; how a classic clown keeps inspiring comedy." (Charlie Chaplin, includes commentary by five people who were friends and colleagues of Chaplin) New York Times v138, sec2 (Sun, April 9, 1989):H1(N), H1(L), col 2, 37 col in.

Jackson, Kathy Merlock.
"Mickey and the Tramp: Walt Disney's Debt to Charlie Chaplin." Journal of American Culture. 26 (4): 439-44. 2003 Dec.
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Jenkins, Ron.
"Urban Slapstick: From Chaplin's Tramp to Archaos's Metal Clowns." Theater. Summer 1992. Vol. 23, Iss. 3; p. 62
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Jones, C.
"132 Takes: A Tribute To Charlie Chaplin." Film Comment 25: (2) 2-3 Mar-Apr 1989

Jones, D. A. N.
"Chaplin and Women." Grand Street, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Autumn, 1985), pp. 216-238
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Kerr, Walter.
"Spinning reels of memory on a master's centenary; Chaplin, inventing modern times." (an analysis of Charlie Chaplin and his films including statements from friends and colleagues about him) New York Times v138, sec2 (Sun, April 9, 1989):H1(N), H1(L), col 5, 29 col in.

Kiernan, Heather.
"The Hero Of Our Time: Chaplin And The Avant-Garde." Queen's Quarterly [Canada] 1994 101(3): 534-552.
"For many artists, Charlie Chaplin's films and his character of the tramp exposed the hypocrisy of the bourgeois social order in the years following World War I and allowed them to view the cinema as a means to promote socialism." [Historical Abstracts]

Korte, Barbara
"New World Poor through an Old World Lens: Charlie Chaplin's Engagement with Poverty." Amerikastudien, 2010, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p123-141, 19p
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Kracauer, Siegfried; MacKay, John (translator)
"Two Chaplin Sketches." Yale Journal of Criticism 1997 Spring, 10:1, 115-20.
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"'The Little Tramp', among other Charlie Chaplin films, embodies human strife in an antagonistic world. Chaplin's works transcends all geographic, social and intellectual boundaries with its sympathy and warm sensitivity for the downtrodden. 'The Circus,' one of his later films, ends on a sad note, possibly indicating that though Chaplin has indeed travelled a long way from vagrancy to affluence, he realized that happy endings are rarities in real life and happy moments are merely momentary interludes." [Magazine Index]

Kuriyama, Constance Brown.
"Chaplin's impure comedy: the art of survival." Film Quarterly v45, n3 (Spring, 1992):26 (13 pages).
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"Charlie Chaplin's own life had a major influence on his movies. His childhood abandonment by his father and a life of drifting between poorhouses and homes of relatives with his mother may have influenced the isolated, solitary nature of his characters. His personal life at the time of his films also influenced them." [Magazine Index]

Lemaster, David J.
"The Pathos of the Unconscious: Charlie Chaplin and Dreams." Journal of Popular Film and Television, 1997 Fall, 25:3, 110-17.
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"Actor Charlie Chaplin's use of dreams and dream imagery enabled him to create a sense of pathos and charm between Charlie the Tramp and the film audience. Chaplin was able to slowly reveal character nuances through dreams. He also utilized short daydreams in his films which revealed his inner thoughts. Moreover, Chaplin's films demonstrated his thought process as a director via a character whom audiences can look down on while observing their own faults, and which represented man's hopes for success and fear of failure." [Expanded Academic Index]

Lieberman, Evan A.
"Charlie the Trickster." Journal of Film & Video, Fall94, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p10-28, 19p
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"Charlie Chaplin played the role of a trickster in film such as 'The Court,' 'Easy Street' and 'The Immigrant' using his small size, trademark cane and sentimental melodrama to good effect. Chaplin's tricks did not profit him always but were used to paint the conditions of American working classes."

Liebman, Robert Leslie
"Rabbis or Rakes, Schlemiels or Supermen? Jewish Identity in Charlie Chaplin, Jerry Lewis, and Woody Allen." Literature/Film Quarterly 12:3 (1984) 195
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"Louvish, Simon
"Good companions." Sight & Sound v. ns13 no. 10 (October 2003) p. 28-9
Part of a special section on Charlie Chaplin. The writer traces Chaplin's pre-cinema career as an English music-hall comic, finding traces of his famous character the Tramp in these early days.

Lyons, Timothy J.
"The United States v Charlie Chaplin." American Film v 9 Sept 1984. p. 29-30+

MacKay, John (translator and introd.)
"Walter Benjamin and Rudolf Arnheim on Charlie Chaplin." Yale Journal of Criticism 1996 Fall, 9:2, 309-14.
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"Walter Benjamin and Rudolf Arnheim emphasize the introspective conservatism of Chaplin's style, but their justifications about the value of this conservatism differ. Benjamin emphasizes Chaplin's resistance to technology, while Arnheim stresses Chaplin's revelatory yet patient camera eye, for justifying the conservatism. The superiority of Chaplin's films lie in the poetry that pervades in them and his success in making viewers laugh through his films. In Chaplin's films, the characters are engaged in weird occupations which bear a striking resemblance to reality."

Maland, Charles.
"How Much Chaplin Appears in Chaplin? A Look at Attenborough's Screen Biography." Literature Film Quarterly, 1997, 25:1, 49-54.
" Richard Attenborough's film "Chaplin" uses scenes from Charlie Chaplin's movies effectively and Robert Downey, Jr.'s performance is convincing, but the film fails to accurately portray the political climate that lead to his exile. J. Edgar Hoover's dislike for Chaplin is seen as the reason for his departure to Switzerland, but in reality the political opposition to Chaplin and his work was much broader. Biography films often suffer from the need to compress time, but the film should have spent more time focusing on his political problems." [Magazine Index]

Manning H., Lyons, T.J.
"Charlie Chaplin: Early Life - Fact And Fiction." Historical Journal Of Film Radio And Television 3: (1) 35-41 1983
Examines primary sources relating to the early life and ancestry of Charles Chaplin, which help to dispel the confusion surrounding these subjects in other published works on Charlie Chaplin.

Mariátegui, Josécarlos
"Explaining Chaplin: A Sketch." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies; Dec2001, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p305-309, 5p
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Reflects on Charlie Chaplin's work on film. Comparison of Chaplin's choice of materials with those of other artists; Ways in which Chaplin embodied the bohemian in cinema; Universality of Chaplin's work; Chaplin's depiction of the romantic capitalist enterprise in 'The Gold Rush.'

Marshall, Ian C.
""Imitation as Imitation": the Brechtian aspect of Chaplin's cinema." (Bertolt Brecht's influence on Charlie Chaplin) Literature-Film Quarterly v19, n2 (April, 1991):119 (3 pages).
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Marsh, Joss.
"The Tramp, the Jew, and the Kid." Early Popular Visual Culture, Aug2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p315-335, 21p,
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This essay explores in particular and historical detail a well-worn truism of Chaplin criticism: that there was a special affinity between Chaplin and Dickens.

Maxfield, James F.
"The metamorphoses of the mother: the heroines of Chaplin's silent films." Midwest Quarterly v32, n2 (Wntr, 1991):211 (13 pages).

McCabe, Susan.
"'Delight in Dislocation': The Cinematic Modernism of Stein, Chaplin, and Man Ray." Modernism/Modernity. 8(3):429-52. 2001 Sept
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"This article examines the influence of modernist cinema on the works of Gertrude Stein, as well as the influence of her writings on cinematic works, especially those of Man Ray and Charlie Chaplin. Issues include the modernist crisis of representation, the relationship between modern poetry and avant-garde film and how both subordinate plot to 'rhythm'." [Expanded Academic Index]

McKnight, Jesse H.
"Chaplin and Joyce: A Mutual Understanding of Gesture." James Joyce Quarterly, Volume 45, Number 3-4, Spring-Summer 2008, pp. 493-506
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Morris, C. Brian
"Charles Chaplin's Tryst with Spain." Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 18, No. 3, Historians and Movies: The State of the Art: Part 1 (Jul., 1983), pp. 517-531
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Morton, Frederic.
"Chaplin, Hitler: outsiders as actors; both born 100 years ago, understood spiritual drought, and slaked it." (Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin) (column) New York Times v138 (Mon, April 24, 1989):A15(N), A19(L), col 1, 17 col in.

Murphy, Libby
" Charlot Français: Charlie Chaplin, The First World War, and the Construction of a National Hero." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies; Sep2010, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p421-429, 9p
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The article focuses on the arrival of the film "Little Tramp," by British filmmaker Charlie Chaplin in France during the First World War. It discusses the insights of several writers on his film including Henry Poulaille, Louis Delluc, and Georges Sadoul. Poulaille recalls that during the arrival of Chaplin's movie in France, civilians and soldiers went wild for the film. Sadoul notes that no other nation, except possibly Russia, had given the same treatment of the film as France had.

Murray-Brown, Jeremy
"Such talents, such a mess." The New Criterion v 15 Apr 1997. p. 69-74.
"A review of Charlie Chaplin and His Times, a book by Kenneth S. Lynn. This new biography centers on two main themes: Chaplin's notorious relations with women and his attitude toward Communism and the Soviet Union, which got him into trouble in the early years of the Cold War. Stripping the comedian of mystery and charm, it renders a picture of Chaplin notably devoid of glamour, giving readers an unsentimental picture of both his art and life." [Art Abstracts]

Musser, Charles.
"Work, Ideology And Chaplin's Tramp." Radical History Review 1988 (41): 36-66 31p

Napolitano, Marc
"Even a Tramp Can Dream: An Examination of the Clash Between "High Art" and "Low Art" in the Films of Charlie Chaplin." Studies in Popular Culture, Fall 2009 32.1

Naremore, James
"Film and the performance frame." Film Quarterly v 38 Winter 1984/1985. p. 8-15
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Neibaur, James L.
"Charlie Chaplin." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 46, pp. (no pagination), 2008

Neibaur, James L.
"Chaplin at Essanay: Artist in Transition." Film Quarterly, 2000 Fall, 54:1, 23-25.
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"The 16 two-reelers that Charlie Chaplin made for Essanay studios in 1915 and 1916 reveal the details of the director's transition from comedian to filmmaker. When joining Essanay, Chaplin was at first apprehensive about the cold, factory-like quality of the production facilities, but he took solace in the fact that he would have more creative freedom than at Keystone, his previous studio. Film historians usually cite Chaplin's sixth Essanay film, The Tramp, as the most significant in terms of adding depth to his characterization and embarking on a markedly different style. It is, however, his fifth Essanay, A Jitney Elopement, which transportsChaplin beyond the simple nuances or refinement of Keystone situations to present an original concept that is far more subtle and substantial than his earlier work." [Art Abstracts]

O'Donnell J. P.
"Charlie Chaplin, Hitler,Adolf And Napoleon: Parallel Themes." Encounter 50: (6) 25-33 1978

Oms, Marcel.
"Charlie Chaplin, stranger and brother." (Strangers on the Screen) UNESCO Courier (Oct, 1989):38 (6 pages).

"On first looking into Chaplin's humour."
Sight and Sound Sight and Sound v 54 Spring 1985. p. 110-11

Orgeron, Devin Anthony. Orgeron, Marsha Gabrielle.
"Eating Their Words: Consuming Class a la Chaplin and Keaton." College Literature. 28(1):84-104. 2001 Winter
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Paris, Barry.
"100 tapers for the tramp." American Film v14, n6 (April, 1989):12 (2 pages).

Perilli, Plinio
"Charlie Chaplin: reverse shots and pantomime." L'Architettura v. 47 (November 2001) p. 677-82
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The life and work of Charlie Chaplin are discussed. The writer considers a number of episodes of the filmmaker's life, including his childhood spent in poverty and in an orphanage, and his move to the United States. He discusses a number of Chaplin's films, from The Kid (1921) to The Great Dictator (1940).

Rasmussen, M. B.
"The Situationist International, Surrealism, and the Difficult Fusion of Art and Politics." Oxford Art Journal v. 27 no. 3 (2004) p. 365-87
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"The relationship between Surrealism and the Situationists is considered in the light of an action carried out by the Lettrist International aimed at Surrealist favorite Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin was a very significant source of inspiration for the Surrealists, but he became a target of ridicule for the Situationists, who labeled him a reactionary. Though Situationists acknowledged their indebtedness to Surrealism, they also critiqued Surrealism's confidence in the revolutionary potentials of the unconsciousness, and critiqued the alliance between Surrealism and the French Communist Party. The Situationist International distanced itself from all predominant political organizations and trends and derived inspiration for its actions and theories in council communism and Western Marxism." [Art Index]

Rosen, Philip G.
"The Chaplin World-View The Chaplin World-View." Cinema Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Autumn, 1969), pp. 2-12
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Rushing, Robert A.
"Italo Svevo and Charlie Chaplin: Dramatic irony and the psychoanalytic stance." American Imago 63.2 (Summer 2006): 183-200.
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"An article by Massimo Verdicchio analyzing the Italian modernist Italo Svevo's novel 'La coscienza di Zeno' (1923) is reviewed, wherein the technique of irony in Svevo's work is explained as dramatic irony, which is intersubjective and is located between the subject speaking and the subject listening, and not verbal irony as claimed by Verdicchio. It is revealed that his incorrect statement regarding the influence of Charlie Chaplin on Svevo is concluded to be an indication of a repression of psychoanalysis." [Expanded Academic Index]

Sbardellati, John; Tony Shaw
"Booting a tramp: Charlie Chaplin, the FBI, and the construction of the subversive image in red scare America." Pacific Historical Review Nov 2003 v72 i4 p495(36)
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The battle over popular culture in the age of McCarthyism is examined. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) targeted Charlie Chaplin, because of his status as a cultural icon, and as a part of its Hollywood investigation.

Seelye, John D.
"The American Tramp: A Version of the Picaresque." American Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 4. (Winter, 1963), pp. 535-553.

Sesonske, Alexander.
"Pre-Established Harmony and Other Comic Strategies." Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1997 Summer, 55:3, 253-61.
"The writer applies Leibniz's ideas on the conjunction of causally independent events to comedy. He suggests that Leibniz's notion of Pre-established Harmony, while not a credible account of the world, is a fundamental strategy in comedy. He discusses various formative strategies of comedy, including Pre-established Harmony, with reference to silent films by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton." [Art Abstracts]

Shales, Tom.
"The comedy genius who made you cry." (Charlie Chaplin) Washington Post v116 (Sun, Jan 3, 1993):G1, col 5, 38 col in.

Simmons, Sherwin
"Chaplin Smiles on the Wall: Berlin Dada and Wish--Images of Popular Culture." New German Critique; Fall2001, Issue 84, p3, 32p
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Focuses on dada works and 'wish-images' of popular culture in Berlin, Germany in the 1920s. Contributors to the discourse about popular culture; View of Charlie Chaplin as an artist by Berlin dadaists; Interlinking crises of art, politics and gendered identity.

Sorel, Edward
"Charlie Chaplin and Jean Cocteau." Atlantic Monthly 249:5 (1982:May) 83

Stein, Lisa K.
"Pantomime on the Page: The Verbalization of Chaplin's Physical Comedy in My Trip Abroad and "A Comedian Sees the World." Studies in American Humor, 2007 Issue 16, p25-46, 22p
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Stetz, Margaret D.
"Caught In The Trap": William Morris, Machinery, And Popular Film From Charlie Chaplin To Nick Park." Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, Spring2006, Vol. 15, p61-73, 13p;

"Super tramp." Sight & Sound v. ns13 no. 10 (October 2003) p. 26-38
A special section on Charlie Chaplin discusses his films and presents interviews with a range of contemporary filmmakers, actors, and critics, including Woody Allen, Baz Lurmann, and Rowan Atkinson, who offer their views on Chaplin.

Taves, B.
"The Collaboration And Relationship Between Chaplin,Charlie and Robert Florey." Film Comment 24: (2) 63-& Apr 1988

Tyler, Parker
"Kafka's and Chaplin's "Amerika"." The Sewanee Review, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1950), pp. 299-311
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Vanneman, Alan.
"Looking at Charlie-First National, Shoulder Arms, and The Kid: An Occasional Series on the Art and Life of Charlie Chaplin." Bright Lights Film Journal. vol. 53, pp. (no pagination), Aug 2006

Vanneman, Alan.
"Looking at Charlie: Keystone and Essanay Days." Bright Lights Film Journal. 45: (no pagination). 2004 Aug.

Vanneman, Alan.
"Looking at Charlie: The Mutuals: An Occasional Series on the Life and Work of Charlie Chaplin." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 49, pp. (no pagination), August 2005.

Weales G.
"Chaplin,Charlie Meets The Bard." Biography-An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 2: (3) 280-281 1979

Weissman, Stephen M.
"Charlie Chaplin's Film Heroines." Film History 1996 8(4): 439-445.
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Wild, Jennifer
" The automatic chance of the modern tramp: Chaplin and the Parisian avant-garde." Early Popular Visual Culture; Aug2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p263-283, 21p,
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Woal, Michael; Woal, Linda Kowall.
"Chaplin and the comedy of melodrama." Journal of Film and Video v46, n3 (Fall, 1994):3 (13 pages).
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"Charlie Chaplin used melodramatic humor in films such as 'The Kid,' 'City Lights,' and 'The Immigrant,' to portray the dismal lives of the impoverished. The melodramatic scenes in these films were laced with dozes of comedy that struck the right chord of sentimentality." [Magazine Index]

Books and Articles on Individual Films

The Circus

Jaffe, I.S.
"Chaplin's labor of performance: The Circus and Limelight." Literature/Film Quarterly XII/3, July 1984; p.202-210.
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On the meaning of performance in Chaplin's "The circus" and "Limelight".

Rothstein, Edward.
"The Circus." (movie reviews) New York Times v143 (Mon, Feb 28, 1994):B1(N), C11(L), col 4, 11 col in.

Vance, Jeffrey
""The Circus": A Chaplin Masterpiece." Film History, Vol. 8, No. 2, The 1950s and beyond (1996), pp. 186-208
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City Lights

"City Lights" (review)
Commonweal v. 52 (April 14 1950) p. 15+

"City Lights" (review)
Life v. 28 (May 8 1950) p. 81-2+

"City Lights" (review)
The New Republic v. 149 (December 21 1963) p. 29

"City Lights" (review)
The New Republic v. 122 (May 1 1950) p. 21

"City Lights" (review)
The New Yorker v. 48 (April 15 1972) p. 123

"City Lights" (review)
Newsweek v. 35 (May 1 1950) p. 75

"City Lights" (review)
Theatre Arts 22 (1938) 677

"City Lights" (review)
Theatre Arts 25 (1941) 694

"City Lights" (review)
Time v. 55 (April 17 1950) p. 105 v. 35

Coogan, Jack.
"Comic Rhythm, Ambiguity, and Hope in City Lights." In: Image & likeness : religious visions in American film classics / edited by John R. May. pp: 13-20 New York : Paulist Press, c1992. Isaac Hecker studies in religion and American culture.
Main Stack PN1995.5.I46 1992

Davis, Therese.
"First Sight: Blindness, Cinema and Unrequited Love." Journal of Narrative Theory. 33 (1): 48-62. 2003 Winter.

Kauffmann, Sam
"City Lights." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.18-19.

"The ending of City Lights." In: The "I" of the camera : essays in film criticism, history, and aesthetics / William Rothman. pp. 48-60. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988. Cambridge studies in film.
Main Stack PN1995.R681 1988
Moffitt PN1995.R68 1988

Trahair, Lisa
"Figural Vision: Freud, Lyotard and Early Cinematic Comedy." Screen, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 175-93, Summer 2005.

The Gold Rush

Giamo, Benedict.
"Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush:' A Comedy For The Twenties." Connecticut Review 1990 12(2): 37-52 16p

"The Gold Rush." (Review)Colliers v. 114 (November 4 1944) p. 76

"The Gold Rush." (Review)Commonweal v. 36 (May 1 1942) p. 38

"The Gold Rush." (Review)Commonweal v. 36 (May 1 1942) p. 38

"The Gold Rush." (Review) Life v. 12 (March 30 1942) p. 49-50+

"The Gold Rush." (Review)The New Yorker v. 18 (May 2 1942) p. 10

"The Gold Rush." (Review) Theatre Arts v. 26 (June 1942) p. 399-40

"The Gold Rush." (Review)Time v. 39 (April 6 1942) p. 80+

Carroll, Noël
"The Gold Rush." (Article). Wide Angle III/2, 1979; p.42-49. Illustration(s).
The stylistic unity and sophistication in Chaplin's films, esp. "The gold rush".

"Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush."
Theatre Arts 26:2 (1942:Feb)

Giamo, Benedict.
"Chaplin's The Gold Rush: A Comedy for the Twenties." Connecticut Review 1990 Summer, 12:2, 37-51. (IT)

Gill, David
"The Gold Rush" 1925-1942-1993. Griffithiana /54, Oct 1995; p.122-131. Illustration(s).
On the restoration of the original 1925 version of "The gold rush" from various archival sources.

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Film Comment, Sept-Oct 1972, v8, pp:16-18

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Film Quarterly, Fall 1959, v13, pp:31-7

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Literature-Film Quarterly, 1980, v8:3, pp:170-81

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Literature-Film Quarterly, Spr 1975, v3, pp:182-6

"The Gold Rush." (Review). The New York Times, Aug 17, 1925, p10

"The Gold Rush." (Review). The New Yorker, May 2, 1942, v18, p10

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Newsweek, April 20, 1942, v19, p74

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Saturday Review, Jan 19, 1935, v12, p440

"Gold Rush." Theatre Arts 25 (1941) 694

"The Gold Rush." (Review). Wide Angle, 1979, v3:2, p42-9

Harper, Dan.
"The Gold Rush." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 22: (no pagination). 2002 Sept-Oct.

Mast, Gerald
"The Gold Rush" and "The General." Cinema Journal Issue: 9:2 (1970:Spring) p.24 Go to Journal Issue
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Mersand, J.
"The preparation and use of study guides for the mass media, with a study guide to The gold rush (1925)." Literature/Film Quarterly III/2, Spring 1975; p.182-86.
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Michaels, J.E.
"Chaplin and Brecht: The Gold Rush and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny."Literature/Film Quarterly VIII/3, 1980; p.170-181.
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Discusses Brecht's interest in films and Chaplin, and the similarities between "The gold rush" and Brecht's opera.

Paul, William
"The Gold Rush." (Review). Film CommentVIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.16-18.

Solomon, Stanley J.
"Chaplin: The Gold Rush." In: The classic cinema; essays in criticism, edited by Stanley J. Solomon. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1973]
Main Stack PN1994.S6141 NRLF #: B 3 567 120

Vanneman, Alan
"Looking at Charlie-The Gold Rush: An Occasional Series on the Art and Life of Charlie Chaplin." Bright Lights Film Journal, vol. 58, pp. (no pagination), Nov 2007

Wilson, Edmund.
"A New Chaplin Comedy." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995 .A448 2006
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .A72 2006

The Great Dictator

Bathrick, David
"Cinematic remaskings of Hitler: from Riefenstahl to Chaplin." In: Unmasking Hitler : cultural representations of Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the present / Klaus L. Berghahn & Jost Hermand (eds.). Oxford ; New York : P. Lang, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks DD247.H5 U77 2005

Butzel, Marcia; Lopez, Ana M.
"Mediating the National: Introduction." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Apr1993, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p1-8, 8p
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Chaplin, Charlie
"Chaplin's 'Dictator' Speech." World Affairs Vol. 104, No. 1 (March, 1941), pp. 36-37
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Chaplin, Charlie
Die Schlussrede aus dem Film "Der grosse Diktator" (1940) / Charles Chaplin ; mit einem Essay von Jost Hermand. Hamburg : Europaische Verlagsanstalt, c1993. Series title: Eva Reden ; Bd. 11.
UCB Main PN2287.C5 A5 1993

Chaplin: The Dictator and The Tramp
Series editors: Frank Scheide and Hooman Mehran ; contributing editor: Dan Kamin. London : British Film Institute, 2004.
MAIN: PN2287.C5 C525 2004

Clooney, Nick
"The Great Dictator" In: The movies that changed us : reflections on the screen / Nick Clooney. New York : Atria Books, c2002.
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.C57 2002

"Anglo-American Anti-fascist Film Propaganda in a Time of Neutrality: The Great Dictator, 1940." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television June 2001 v21 i2 p137
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Chaplin: The Dictator and The Tramp
Series editors: Frank Scheide and Hooman Mehran ; contributing editor: Dan Kamin. London : British Film Institute, 2004.
MAIN: PN2287.C5 C525 2004

Daub, Adrian.
""Hannah, Can You Hear Me?"--Chaplin's Great Dictator, "Schtonk," and the Vicissitudes of Voice." Criticism, Summer2009, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p451-482, 32p, 4 Black and White
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An essay is presented on the role of vision and voice in theorizations of Fascism that underpin the attempt of author Charlie Chaplin in challenging Nazism. It outlines the film of Chaplin entitled "The Great Dictator" which will turn out of drawing traditions that go far beyond the area of film aesthetics and extend back to the every origins of the Western philosophical project. It examines the film which presents a changing polyphony of languages, accents and discourses.

Goldfarb, Alvin.
"Adolf Hitler As Portrayed In Drama And Film During His Lifetime." Journal of Popular Culture 1979 13(1): 55-66.
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"Analysis of several of the characterizations of Adolf Hitler by dramatists and filmmakers from 1921 to 1941 reveal striking parallels to subsequent analyses by historians. Portrayals of Hitler in Stanislaw Witkiewicz's Gyubal (1921), George Bernard Shaw's Geneva (1938), Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940), and Ferenc Kormendi's Adversary of Men (1941) have similarities with the interpretations of such postwar historians as Alan Bullock, A. J. P. Taylor, and George H. Stein." [Historical Abstracts]

"Great Dictator" (Review). Atlantic, Aug. 1939, 37, pp196+

"Great Dictator" (Review) Film Comment, Sept-Oct 1972, v8, pp: 20-22+

"Great Dictator" (Review) The Nation, Oct. 26, 1940, v151, pp401+

"Great Dictator" (Review) The Nation, v. 153 (October 4 1941) p. 310

"Great Dictator" (Review) The New Republic, Nov. 4, 1940, v103, pp629-30

"Great Dictator" (Review) The New Republic, v. 150 (March 28 1964) p. 30+

"Great Dictator" (Review) New Masses, Dec. 17, 1940, 37, pp30-1

"Great Dictator" (Review) The New York Times, Aug 17, 1925, p10

"Great Dictator" (Review) The New York Times, Oct. 20, 1940, Sect 9, p5

"Great Dictator" (Review) The New York Times, Oct. 20, 1940, Sect 4, p8

"Great Dictator" (Review). The New Yorker, Oct. 26, 1940, v16, p78

"Great Dictator" (Review). The New Yorker, v. 48 (June 17 1972) p. 69

"Great Dictator" (Review). Newsweek, Oct. 28, 1940, v16, p60

"Great Dictator" (Review). The Saturday Evening Post v. 250 (April 1978) p. 18+

"Great Dictator" (Review). Saturday Review, Nov. 9, 1940, v21, pp:8+

"Great Dictator" (Review). Saturday Review of Literature v. 23 (December 21 1940) p. 9

"Great Dictator" Sight & Sound Dec 1940, v24, pp: 862-5

"Great Dictator" Sight & Sound Winter 1940, v9, p67

"Great Dictator" Theatre Arts Autumn 1940, v9, p43

"Great Dictator" Theatre Artsv. 24 (December 1940) p. 862-5

"Great Dictator" Wide Angle 1979, v3:2, pp: 50-3

Harvey, Stephen
"The Great Dictator." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.20-22.

Kauffmann, Stanley
American film criticism, from the beginnings to Citizen Kane; reviews of significant films at the time they first appeared. pp: 201-4, 396-99, 400-04 New York, Liveright [1972]
Main Stack PN1995.K293
Moffitt PN1995.K293

Klocke, Astrid
"Subverting Satire: Edgar Hilsenrath's Novel Der Nazi und der Friseur and Charlie Chaplin's Film The Great Dictator." Holocaust and Genocide Studies, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 497-513, Winter 2008
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Ma, Sheng-mei.
"The Great Dictator and Maus: 'The Comical' before and after the Holocaust." Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 1995 Fall, 12:2, 47-50.
"Examines the evolution of humor, from slapstick to remembrance, in Holocaust literature. In the film The Great Dictator (1940), actor Charlie Chaplin portrays a comical but maniacal Hitler and a Jewish victim who is consoled through humor. His pre-Holocaust consciousness allowed Chaplin, an antifascist, to ignore the impending genocidal disaster, an artistic approach he later regretted. From a post-Holocaust perspective, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, in his comic books Maus I (1986) and Maus II (1991), utilized metaphors of mice, cats, and pigs to represent the Jews, Nazis, and Poles, respectively. His work, sometimes humorous but always haunting, serves as a testimonial to Holocaust victims and as a witness to the horrors they experienced." [Historical Absracts]

Manea, Norman; Hollo, Anselm.
"On clowns: the dictator and the artist, notes to a text by Fellini." (Federico Fellini, the similarities in the political and social influences of Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin) (Artists and Dictators) Literary Review v35, n1 (Fall, 1991):5 (21 pages).
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Orwell, George
"The Great Dictator." In: All art is propaganda : critical essays / George Orwell ; compiled by George Packer ; with an introduction by Keith Gessen. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008.
Graduate Services Modern Authors Collection XMAC O79 A626 AVAILABLE LIB USE ONLY
Main (Gardner) Stacks PR6029.R8 A626 2008

Reimer, Robert C.
"Does Laughter Make the Crime Disappear?: An Analysis of Cinematic Images of Hitler and the Nazis, 1940-2007." Senses of Cinema, Issue 52

Schechter, Joel
"The leading actor played the Fuhrer": Hitler as Chaplin's double." In: Satiric impersonations : from Aristophanes to the Guerrilla Girls / Joel Schechter. pp: 64-72. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1994.
Main Stack PN2071.I47.S34 1994

Sherman, Jodi.
"Humor, Resistance, and the Abject: Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful and Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator." Film & History , Sep2002, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p72-81, 10p
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Short, K.R.M.
"Chaplin's The great dictator and British censorship, 1939." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television V/1, Mar 1985; p.85-90.
Four documents regarding attempts to stop Chaplin making the film by the British Foreign Office.

The Immigrant

Berger, Joseph.
"Old Chaplin film mirrors the life of new immigrants." (Charlie Chaplin film 'The Immigrant' shown to group of new immigrants) (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v141 (Wed, Sept 18, 1991):B1(N), B2(L), col 1, 18 col in.

Kerr, Walter
The silent clowns / by Walter Kerr. 1st ed. pp: 90-2 New York : Knopf, 1975.
Moffitt PN1995.C55.K4
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.K41

Mast, Gerald
The comic mind : comedy and the movies / Gerald Mast. 2d ed. pp: 78-81 Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.M38 (first ed)
Main Stack PN1995.9.C55.M38 1979 NRLF #: B 3 178 748

Pratt, George C.
Spellbound in darkness; a history of the silent film [by] George C. Pratt. [Rev. ed.] pp: 2000-1 Greenwich, Conn., New York Graphic Society [1973]
Moffitt PN1993.5 A1.P7 1973

Selected film criticism
Edited by Anthony Slide. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1982-1985. pp: 126-7
Media Center PN1995.S426 1982 Library has: v.1 (1912-1920), v.7 (1951-1960)
Doe Reference PN1995 .S426 1982; Non-circulating.

Taylor, Norman
"Re-presenting the field of restricted cultural production: the nude at the interface." Screen XXXVII/1, Spring 1996; p.16-29. Bibliography.
Investigation of film's relation to public notions of art, and how the film industry came to delineate bourgeois versus avant-garde values; refers often to Chaplin's "The immigrant".

The Kid

Carey, G.
"The Kid." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.13-15.

"The Kid"
Theatre Arts 25 (1941) 694

King, Rob.
"The Kid from The Kid: Jackie Coogan and the Consolidation of Child Consumerism." Velvet Light Trap. 48:4-19. 2001 Fall

Seidman, Karmenlara.
"The Call of the Wise Baby in Chaplin's The Kid." Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory. 14 (1 (27)): 117-36. 2004.

Weissman, Stephen M.
"Chaplin's The Kid." In: Images in our souls : Cavell, psychoanalysis, and cinema / edited by Joseph H. Smith, William Kerrigan. pp. 188-86. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1987. Psychiatry and the humanities ; v. 10
Moffitt PN1995.I43 1987
Educ/Psych BF173.A2.P7 v.10

A King in New York

Archer, E.
"A king in New York." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995 .A448 2006
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .A72 2006

Belton, John.
"A King in New York." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Winter74 Issue 11, p50-53, 3p

Brown, Wallace.
"Charles Chaplin's A King in New York Revisited." Film & History , Sep1992, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p88-98, 11p;
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Houston, Penelope
"A King in New York." Sight and Sound Issue: 27:2 (1957:Autumn) p.78


Bagh, Peter von.
"Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 25: (no pagination). 2003 Mar-Apr.

Bazin, Andre
What is cinema? Essays selected and translated by Hugh Gray. pp: 124-39. Berkeley, University of California Press [1967-71]
Moffitt PN1994.B3513
Main Stack PN1994.B372 1967 Library has: v.1-2 ([1967-1971])

Chaplin's "Limelight" and the music hall tradition
Edited by Frank Scheide and Hooman Mehran ; associate editor, Dan Kamin. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.
Table of contents
Main Stack PN1997.L5775.C43 2006

Davis, Darrell William
"A tale of two movies: Charlie Chaplin, United Artists, and the Red Scare." Cinema Journal XXVII/1, Fall 1987; p.47-62.
Detailed study of the distribution strategy employed by United Artists for "Monsieur Verdoux" and "Limelight" in view of Chaplin's political difficulties.

Jaffe, I.S.
"Chaplin's labor of performance: The Circus and Limelight." Literature/Film Quarterly XII/3, July 1984; p.202-210.
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On the meaning of performance in Chaplin's "The circus" and "Limelight".

"Limelight" (review), Commentary, Mar. 1953, v15, pp:295-7

"Limelight" (review), Commonweal, Feb. 6, 1953, v57, pp:451-3

"Limelight" (review), Commonweal, v. 99 (February 8 1974) p. 463-4

"Limelight" (review), Harper's v. 206 (January 1953) p. 93

"Limelight" (review), The Nation, Oct. 25, 1952, v175, pp:393-4

"Limelight" (review), The Nation, Mar. 21, 1953, v176, pp:247-8

"Limelight" (review), New York Times, Oct. 24, 1952, p27

"Limelight" (review), New Yorker, Oct. 25, 1952, v28, p141

"Limelight" (review), Newsweek, Oct. 27, 1952, v40, p112

"Limelight" (review), Saturday Review, Oct. 25, 1952, v35, p23, 29-31

"Limelight" (review), Saturday Review,v. 35 (November 22 1952) p. 23

"Limelight" (review), Sight & Sound, Jan-Mar 1953, v22, pp:123-7

"Limelight" (review), Time, Oct. 27, 1952, v60, p88

Sieger, E.
"Limelight." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.24-25.

Silver, Charles
"An "Old Man's Film": On Chaplin's Limelight." MoMA, No. 51 (Spring, 1989), pp. 2+9
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Warshow, Robert.
"A feeling of sad dignity." In: American movie critics : an anthology from the silents until now / edited by Phillip Lopate. New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade by Penguin Putnam, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .A448 2006
Moffitt PN1995 .A448 2006
Pacific Film Archive PN1995 .A72 2006

Modern Times

Cooke, Alistair
Garbo and the night watchmen; a selection from the writings of British and American film critics, London, J. Cape [1937]
Main Stack PN1993.5.A1.C66 1937 NRLF #: B 3 393 073

Doppen, Franz.
"Modern Times: the Industrial Revolution and the concept of time." Social Education, Jan-Feb 1999 pS12(5)
"World history texts for students tend to deal with the Industrial Revolution in terms of facts, yet there are other approaches which focus on the ongoing process of change which is affecting us today. Attitudes to time were changed by the Industrial Revolution, with time coming to be seen as scarce, and more emphasis being placed on the idea of being busy. Students can look at their own lives in order to understand this better. Resources for students include the movie 'Modern Times', featuring Charlie Chaplin." [Expanded Academic Index]

Gerstenkorn J
"The Staging Of A Stereotype, The Flock Of Workers In Les 'Temps Modernes'." (Chaplin,Charlie, 1936) Word Image 11: (2) 117-119 Apr-Jun 1995

Guevara Geer, Geoffrey, W.
"Lazarillo de Tormes and the Little Tramp of Modern Times: Two Modern Picaros Find Their Ways." Canadian Review of Comparative Literature Revue Canadienne de Litterature Comparee, 1997 June, 24:2, 235-45.

Girgus, Sam B.
"The Moral and Psychological Dilemma of Modern Times: Love, Play, and Civilization in Chaplin's Last Silent Classic." Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor, 1996, 16:1-2, 3-15.

Golec, Michael J.
"Motionmindedness: The Transposition of Movement from Factory to Home in Chaplin's Modern Times" Home Cultures, Nov2010, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p287-312, 26p
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The article presents a study which explores how English actor and director Charlie Chaplin's notion of the domestic realm enables him to compare it to the brutal realities of the factory based on his film "Modern Times." The author examines how the film depicts the managerially constructed realities of the American household during the 1930s. He views Chaplin's work as a transverse cut-out of the technologically possible in motion. The author states that the spatial organization of the American home, its turbines and gauges are comparable through physical acts.

Greene, Graham
Graham Greene on film; collected film criticism, 1935-1940. Edited by John Russell Taylor. New York, Simon and Schuster [1972]
Main Stack PN1995.G68 1972
Moffitt PN1995.G68 1972

Hite, Christian.
"Eating/Machine: Discipline, Digestion, and Depression-era Gesticulation in Chaplin's Modern Times." Spectator: The University of Southern California Journal of Film & Television, Spring2001, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p40-55, 16p
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Hollywood as historian: American film in a cultural context
Edited by Peter C. Rollins. pp: 57-61 Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, c1983.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.H64 1983

Kauffmann, Stanley
American film criticism, from the beginnings to Citizen Kane; reviews of significant films at the time they first appeared. pp: 329-34 New York, Liveright [1972]
Main Stack PN1995.K293
Moffitt PN1995.K293

Lorentz, Pare.
Lorentz on film : movies 1927 to 1941 / Pare Lorentz. pp: 134-5 New York : Hopkinson and Blake, [1975]
Main Stack PN1995.L631

"Modern Times." (Review) Literary Digest,Feb. 19, 1936, v142, pp: 232

"Modern Times." (Review) The Nation, Feb. 18, 1936, v18, pp: 29-30

"Modern Times." (Review) New Masses, Feb. 18, 1936, v18, pp: 29-30

"Modern Times." (Review) New Masses, Feb. 15, 1935, v16, pp: 29-30

"Modern Times." (Review) New York Times,Feb. 6, 1936, p.23

"Modern Times." (Review) New York Times,Feb. 15, 1936, v11, pp: 57-58

"Modern Times." (Review) Sight & Sound,Jan-Mar 1955, v24, pp: 140-41

"Modern Times." (Review) Time,Feb. 17, 1936, v27, pp: 44-6

Ohmer, Susan.
"Only Make Believe: The Persuit of Happiness." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007

Pomerance, Murray
"A modern gesture: perpetual motion and screen suspense." Film International 2007, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p42-53, 12p
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The article reviews several films including "The Last Laugh," starring Emil Jannings and directed by F. W. Murnau, "Modern Times," starring Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard, and "Psycho," starring Vera Miles and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Robinson, David
"Modern Times." (Review). Sight & Sound XLI/2, Spring 1972; p.109-110.

Rosenblatt, Roger.
"No escaping modern times." (social reaction to progress depicted in Charlie Chaplin's film, "Modern Times") U.S. News & World Report v107, n13 (Oct 2, 1989):10 (2 pages).

Stewart, Garrett
"Modern Hard Times: Chaplin and the Cinema of Self-Reflection." Critical Inquiry, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Winter, 1976), pp. 295-314
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Vermilye, Jerry.
The films of the thirties / Jerry Vermilye ; introduction by Judith Crist. 1st ed. pp: 159-61 Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, c1982.
Main Stack PN1997.8.V44 1982

Winokur, Mark
"Modern times and the comedy of transformation." Literature/Film Quarterly XV/4, 1987; p.219-226
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On "Modern times" as a film about the oppression of the individual by industry and society.

Monsieur Verdoux

Blahova, Jindriska.
"No place for Peace-Mongers: Charlie Chaplin, Monsieur Verdoux (1947) and Czechoslovak Communist Propaganda." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Sep2009, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p321-342, 22p
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Davis, Darrell William
"A tale of two movies: Charlie Chaplin, United Artists, and the Red Scare." Cinema Journal XXVII/1, Fall 1987; p.47-62.
Detailed study of the distribution strategy employed by United Artists for "Monsieur Verdoux" and "Limelight" in view of Chaplin's political difficulties.

Dervin, Daniel
" M. Verdoux's Night With The Analysts." Psychoanalytic Review (1963) Go to Journal Record Issue: 69:4 (1982/1983:Winter) p.557
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Hirsch, Foster
"Monsieur Verdoux." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.22-24.

Maland, Charles
"The strange case of Monsieur Verdoux: comedy, ideology, and the dynamics of reception." Film Criticism XIII/1, Fall 1988; p.45-62.
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Re-evaluation of "Monsieur Verdoux" based on an analysis of its original release and reception by audiences and critics.

"Monsieur Verdoux."
In: Great film directors : a critical anthology / edited by Leo Braudy and Morris Dickstein New York : Oxford University Press, 1978
Main Stack PN1998.A2.G74

Nieland, Justus
"Killing Time: Charlie Chaplin and the Comic Passion of Monsieur Verdoux." Modernist Cultures, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 189-208, Winter 2006

Taves, Brian
"Charlie dearest." Film Comment XXIV/2, Mar-Apr 1988; p.63-66,68-69.
Excerpts from memoirs by Robert Florey and others offer a critical portrait of Chaplin during the production of "Monsieur Verdoux".

The Rink

Townsend, Christopher
""A new dictionary of gestures" : Chaplin's "The rink" and Ricciotto Canudo's "Skating rink"." In: Popular avant-garde / edited by Renée M. Silverman. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2010
Main (Gardner) Stacks BH301.A94 P67 2010

Tillie's Punctured Romance

Lipman, Ross.
"Tillie's punctured legacy: Observations on the restoration of Chaplin's first feature." Early Popular Visual Culture, Jul2009, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p127-143, 17p
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The Tramp

Poague, Leland
"The Tramp as text." Post Script I/2, Winter 1982; p.62-72. Illustration(s).
A textual analysis of the film.

A Woman of Paris

Everson, William K.
"A woman of Paris." (Review). Film Comment VIII/3, Sept-Oct 1972; p.15-16. Illustration(s). Reviews "A woman of Paris" and the two-reeler "A day's pleasure".

Kauffmann, Stanley.
"A Woman of Paris." (movie reviews) New Republic v200, n21 (May 22, 1989):28 (2 pages).

Luhr, William
"A woman of Paris and Charles Chaplin's career." Griffithiana XIV/40-42, Oct 1991; p.111-117. Bibliography.
Analyses "A woman of Paris" in the context of its director's career (Italian trans. p.104-110).

Petric, Vlada
"Silence was golden." American Film II/10, Sept 1977; p.64-65.
On the problems of post-synchronized sound for silent films, esp. 'A Woman of Paris'.

Robinson, David
"A Woman of Paris." Sight & Sound XLIX/4, Autumn 1980; p.221-223.
"Gives background information on the making of the film, and examines its claim to be a 'lost masterpiece'.

Sonnenberg, Ben.
"A Woman of Paris."(video recording reviews) Nation v254, n9 (March 9, 1992):312 (1 page).
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