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Charlie Chaplin: Intimate Close-Ups - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 44 (Paperback)
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Charlie Chaplin: Intimate Close-Ups - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 44 (Paperback)

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£32.95
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 25/08/1999
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Many remember Charlie Chaplin's comic masterpiece, The Gold Rush, as the finest blend of comedy and farce ever brought to the screen. Far fewer remember its heroine, Georgia Hale (1900-1985). Seventy years after the film's appearance, Heather Kiernan brings Georgia Hale back to life in this edition of her hitherto unpublished memoirs. Research work embodied in her perceptive introduction clears up many uncertainties about Hale's life and provides an outline of her most significant years. Hale's own chief purpose was to describe her long and close relationship with Chaplin and his dual personality, which made the relationship at times a love-hate one. As Chaplin's constant companion during the years 1928-1931, she became a part of his social circle, meeting people as diverse as Marion Davies, Sergei Eisenstein, Ralph Barton, and Albert Einstein. The memoir effectively ends with Chaplin's marriage in June 1943 to Oona O'Neill. This unique book contains illustrations from the Chaplin archive, most of which are published here for the first time.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781578860043
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...highly interesting... * The Silent Film Monthly *
...excellent historical and biographical reference. Recommended for film biography collections. * Library Journal *
A touching read... * Sight and Sound *
Hale's book does corroborate other accounts of Chaplin's working methods and demeanor, and testifies to the intense devotion he could inspire in others. * Film Quarterly *
...always delightful...manages to dance off the page with wonderful revelations of the charm and grandeur of Hollywood (and Chaplin) in the Twenties. * Films In Review *
The reader is rewarded with pieces of Chaplin's life not to be found elsewhere...in context the overall cumulative effect of the book is winning, and Georgia's personality comes through as warm and very appealing. * Limelight Magazine *
...highly interesting... The Silent Film Monthly ...excellent historical and biographical reference. Recommended for film biography collections. Library Journal A touching read... Sight and Sound Hale's book does corroborate other accounts of Chaplin's working methods and demeanor, and testifies to the intense devotion he could inspire in others. Film Quarterly ...always delightful...manages to dance off the page with wonderful revelations of the charm and grandeur of Hollywood (and Chaplin) in the Twenties. Films In Review The reader is rewarded with pieces of Chaplin's life not to be found elsewhere...in context the overall cumulative effect of the book is winning, and Georgia's personality comes through as warm and very appealing. Limelight Magazine

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