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Charlie Chaplin At Comic-Con

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 29, 2014 12:00 AM
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Charlie Chaplin at Comic-Con
I participated in four panel discussions at Comic-Con 2014 last week, two of which I hosted. I expected to see 'Star Wars' figures and characters from 'Game of Thrones,' but I didn’t expect to cross paths with the Little Tramp.

Catching Up With Chaplin, 3-D, Hitchcock And More

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 3, 2012 1:00 AM
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So many movie-buff discoveries, links, DVD releases and publications cross my desk that it’s not possible to keep up with them all, but I’d like to try catching up a bit. Let’s start with a Charlie Chaplin radio documentary. I don’t know how it escaped my notice for almost two years, but BBC radio in England produced a two-part documentary about the Charlie Chaplin archives.

Under The Radar: Chaplin’s Girl

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 14, 2012 1:00 AM
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The first movie book I ever purchased was a discarded library copy of Theodore Huff’s landmark biography of my cinematic hero, Charlie Chaplin. (The price was ten cents.) In the years since then I’ve amassed more volumes about Chaplin than any other individual…and apparently there’s no end in sight. But had I not read Laura Wagner’s review of 'Chaplin’s Girl: The Life and Loves of Virginia Cherrill' in a recent issue of Classic Images I wouldn’t have known it existed.

Hollywood’s Hobo In Residence

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 10, 2012 12:55 AM
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Had I not been lucky enough to see William Wellman’s 1928 silent film 'Beggars of Life' years ago, or read the works of Gene Fowler, I might not know about Jim Tully, the scrappy Irish-American who became celebrated for writing about the subject he knew best: the hardscrabble life of an orphan turned boxer turned “road kid.”

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