Chaplin, Celebrity And Modernism

Thirty years after the death of Charles Chaplin, Mark Kermode investigates the great comedian's celebrity role and influence on world culture from the modernists and Dadaists to the Russian avant-garde and imitators in Bombay.

Privileged access to Chaplin's private archive reveals remarkable letters from Truman Capote, Winston Churchill and James Agee.

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Mark Kermode investigates Chaplin's celebrity role and influence on world culture from the modernists and Dadaists, through to the Russian avant-garde to imitators in Bombay. Mark has privileged access to Chaplin's private archive and reveals remarkable letters written to Charlie Chaplin by Truman Capote, Winston Churchill and James Agee.

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Thirty years after the death of Charles Chaplin, Mark Kermode investigates the great comedian's celebrity role and influence on world culture from the modernists and Dadaists to the Russian avant-garde and imitators in Bombay.

Privileged access to Chaplin's private archive reveals remarkable letters from Truman Capote, Winston Churchill and James Agee.