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Charlie Chaplin's Own Story: Being a Faithful Recital of a Romantic Career, Beginning With Early Recollections of Boyhood in London and Closing With the Signing of His Latest Motion-picture Contract Paperback – August 1, 2012
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It is hard to know if Chaplin misremembered the facts, or he deliberately changed them, or if the writer misquoted him. In any case, if he was so far off about things that had happened just a year or two before in his life, how much worse are the facts about his distant past? Read it for fun, but this is not the straight dope on Chaplin, but a movie scenario version.
Chaplin was not only praised as a great artist; the public wanted to know more about Chaplin the man. Charlie Chaplin's Own Story was written in 1915 by Rose Wilder Lane, then a journalist, who interviewed Chaplin for a series of newspaper articles that she later extended into a book. Much of the book was factually incorrect, reading more like Oliver Twist than an accurate account of Chaplin's early life. Soon after it was published in 1916, Chaplin succeeded in suppressing the spurious autobiography on the grounds that it was "purely a work of fiction, holding him to public ridicule and contempt." (13) The Tramp was the most recognizable representation of a human figure in the world. Once the fame of the real man enhanced the visibility of the role he created, Chaplin became the most famous person in the world. Critic Gilbert Seldes went so far as to write that Chaplin was "destined by his genius to be the one universal man of modern times." (14)
I really like the book. I would recommend the book to anyone who liked Chaplin.
The book came in excellent condition at the appointed time.
know a lot of his back round and his early years. It was great to read it from his point of view.
becoming successful and famous. I liked the book very much.