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Posters by Charlie Chaplin

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Charles Spencer Chaplin (1889-1977) was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from a child in the Victorian era to close to his death at the age of 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.


Raised in London, Chaplin's childhood was defined by poverty and hardship. He was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine; his father was absent, and his mother was committed to a mental asylum. Chaplin began performing from a young age, touring music halls and later working as a stage actor and comedian. At 19 he was signed to the prestigious Fred Karno company, which took him to America. Chaplin was scouted by the film industry, and made his first appearances in 1914 with Keystone Studios. He soon developed the Tramp persona and formed a large fan base. By 1918, he was one of the most famous men in the world.

In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the distribution company United Artists, giving him complete control over his films. His first feature-length picture was The Kid (1921), followed by A Woman of Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), and The Circus (1928). He refused to move to sound films in the 1930s, instead producing City Lights (1931) and Modern Times (1936) without dialogue. Chaplin became increasingly political and his next film, The Great Dictator (1940), satirised Adolf Hitler. He abandoned the Tramp for his later films, which include Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess From Hong Kong (1967). (Wikipedia)


In the Park (1915)
The Champion (1915)
The Champion (1915)
The Tramp (1915)

A Woman (1915) French poster

The Fireman (1916)

One A.M. (1916)

The Rink (1916)

The Vagabond (1916)

Easy Street (1917)

The Adventurer (1917)

The Adventurer (1917)

The Cure (1917)

A Dog's Life (1918)

A Dog's Life (1918)

A Dog's Life (1918)

Shoulder Arms (1918)

A Day's Pleasure (1919) French poster

Sunnyside (1919)

Sunnyside (1919)

The Idle Class (1921)

The Kid (1921)

The Kid (1921)

The Kid (1921)


The Pilgrim (1923)

The Gold Rush (1925)

The Gold Rush (1925)

The Gold Rush (1925)

The Circus (1928)

The Circus (1928)

City Lights (1931)

City Lights (1931)

City Lights (1931) Norwegian poster

Modern Times (1936)

Modern Times (1936) Belgian poster

Modern Times (1936)

The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940) Belgian poster

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Limelight (1952)

Limelight (1952)

Limelight (1952) Italian poster

A King in New York (1957) Japanese poster

A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

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