Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp in America, 1947–77

  • Lisa Stein Haven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lisa Stein Haven
    Pages 55-81
  3. Lisa Stein Haven
    Pages 141-177
  4. Lisa Stein Haven
    Pages 179-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-300

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the re-invigoration of Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America from the point at which Chaplin reached the acme of his disfavor in the States, promoted by the media, through his departure from America forever in 1952, and ending with his death in Switzerland in 1977.  By considering factions of America as diverse as 8mm film collectors, Beat poets and writers and readers of Chaplin biographies, this cultural study determines conclusively that Chaplin’s Little Tramp never died, but in fact experienced a resurgence, which began slowly even before 1950 and was wholly in effect by 1965 and then confirmed by 1972, the year in which Chaplin returned to the United States for the final time, to receive accolades in both New York and Los Angeles, where he received an Oscar for a lifetime of achievement in film.

Keywords

Charlie Chaplin Beat Movement Chaplin and America Celebrity and Stardom Audience Reception

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisa Stein Haven
    • 1
  1. 1.Ohio UniversityZanesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40478-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40477-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40478-3
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