Charlie Chaplin

images for Charlie Chaplin
Exhibition Label
The movie industry, growing out of vaudeville and theatrical traditions that had always used poster advertising, adopted this medium as its primary form of promotion. Charlie Chaplin, one of the most versatile and talented figures of the early film industry, was a successful actor, writer, director, and producer. His screen image-the harassed but gallant Little Tramp who rarely lost his grip on his dignity, his derby, or his cane-had universal appeal. Chaplin's tragicomic persona disguised an astute businessman and a perfectionist filmmaker who is still respected for such classics as Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940). By World War I, Chaplin had already gained international fame for the antics of his Tramp, as indicated in this poster by Danish artist Sven Brasch. Images such as this one transcended language barriers and kept audiences returning for the next Chaplin film.
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Hat
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette
Poster
Poster\Movie
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Male
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Oscar
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
Sven Brasch, 1886 - 1970
Printer
Ihrich
Sitter
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Color linocut poster
Dimensions
Image: 79.3 x 57.6cm (31 1/4 x 22 11/16")
Sheet: 87 x 63.2cm (34 1/4 x 24 7/8")
Mount: 89.7 x 65.6cm (35 5/16 x 25 13/16")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
1918
Type
Print
Object number
NPG.93.119
Culture
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: European\British\English