CHARLIE CHAPLIN FLIPBOOK: THE CIRCUS
Museum Member Price: $4.50
Charlie Chaplin's legendary character The LIttle Tramp always found a way to have a jaunty-jolly hop in his step as he strolled into the sunset. This scene is from one of his most entertaining films, "The Circus" made in 1928.
In 1919, Chaplin co-founded distribution company United Artists, which gave him complete control over his films. His first feature-length film was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928). He initially refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue. His first sound film was The Great Dictator (1940), which satirised Adolf Hitler.
He received an Honorary Academy Award for "the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century" in 1972, as part of a renewed appreciation for his work. He continues to be held in high regard, with The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator often ranked on lists of the greatest films.