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A Birthday Tribute To Charlie Chaplin

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Wednesday, April 13th 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Hollywood Heritage Presents

A Birthday Tribute To Charlie Chaplin featuring "The Gentleman Tramp"

IN PERSON: Writer & Director Richard Patterson

In the 21st. century, Charlie Chaplin is still one of the most universally recognized symbols in motion picture history. His unparalleled career stands as a benchmark for all who follow. Hollywood Heritage Museum honors the immortal Tramp with an evening of rare film and artifacts on display in our lobby.

In 1975, filmmaker Richard Patterson produced a documentary on Charles Chaplin which was the first such film that included scenes from later films including City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Verdoux, Limelight, etc. It also contains footage of Chaplin from decades worth of newsreels, home movies and footage taken of him at his home in Vevey in 1974. He is the only person who had full access to Charlie and Oona and was able to film them at their home.

The Gentleman Tramp” is one of the finest documentaries on Chaplin and is not a talking heads testimonial. Rather, it unfolds Charlie's personal life in pictures and story through the use of transcripts, film sequences, news articles, memorabilia and all in the space of seventy eight minutes. It’s visual style and swift pace makes it one of the best and most entertaining film documentaries you’re likely to see. Nominated for a Golden Globe, this is the first public screening in decades.

Hosted by three-time Emmy Award winner and Hollywood Heritage board member Stan Taffel, this is one night you won't soon forget. There will be some surprise film screened as well from Mr.Taffel's Chaplin archive.

Hollywood Heritage Museum in the Lasky De-Mille Barn
2100 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood, (Across from the Hollywood Bowl)

Free Parking; 323-874-2276; www.hollywoodheritage.org
Admission: $5.00 for Hollywood Heritage Members; $10.00 for Non-members

General Admission tickets can be purchased online with your credit card via Brown Paper Tickets. Cost is $10.00 plus a nominal service fee. Go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/158517 Call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve your ticket over the telephone.



 

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Silent Film