Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A To Z Challenge-letter C
So, here we are for the letter C at the A to Z:) Travel on over to the A to Z Challenge to see what the others have written about today.
DIRECTOR: Charlie Chaplin
STARS:Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers
PLOT:A bum falls in love with a blind girl who thinks he is a millionaire. The real millionaire only knows the bum when the millionaire is drunk.
LOVE: The Boxing scene
TRIVIA: Chaplin brought Albert Einstein to the opening and when the film ended, Chaplin saw Einstein was weeping. Virginia Cherrill and Chaplin didn't like each other even though he picked her for the lead. He even fired her and hired someone else, but since so much was already filmed, he had to bring her back.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN-April 16, 1889-December 25, 1977
OCCUPATION: Actor, Director, Composer, Screenwriter, producer, Editor
OSCAR NOMS: Monsieur Verdoux (writing), The Great Dictator (Best Actor)
OSCAR WINS:Honourary award for The Circus, Honourary Award for Life Acheivement, Limelight(best Score)
ANECDOTE: He won for best score in Limelight in 1972 even though the film came out in 1952 but this film was censored in the States at that time because they thought Chaplin was a Communist and would not allow him back in the country(disgusting) until 1972. Adolph Hitler took his mustache from Chaplin's Little Tramp. Chaplin loved young girls-teens actually-First wife was 17 (he was 29), 2nd wife was 16 (he was 35), 3rd wife was 26 (he was 47) and his last wife was 17 (he was 54)! His last wife was Oona O'Neill, daughter of Eugene O'Neill, and they stayed married until Chaplin's death. They had 8 kids together and both loved each other deeply.