Author(s): Weissman, Stephen M.
Chaplin is arguably the only maximum essential artist produced by way of the cinema, wrote movie critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism reduce brief his fathers flourishing profession, and his cherished mom first misplaced her voice, then her thoughts, to syphilis. How did this deficient, lonely kid, dedicated to the Hanwell School for the Orphaned and Destitute, change into such an bizarre comic, recognized and celebrated international? Dr. Stephen M. Weissman brilliantly illuminates each the display screen legend himself and the turbulent generation that formed him.