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Chaplin and American Culture - The Evolution of a Star Image

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ISBN-10: 0691028605

ISBN-13: 9780691028606

Edition: 1991

Authors: Charles J. Maland

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Charles Maland focuses on the cultural sources of the on-and-off, love-hate affair between Chaplin and the American public that was perhaps the stormiest in American stardom.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/21/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Credits
To the Top
Chaplin, the Early Films, and the Rise to Stardom
The Rough-Edged Diamond: Charlie at Keystone
"Chaplinitis": Charlie at Essanay
The Genteel Tradition and the "Vulgar" Charlie
Romance and Pathos: The "Refining" of Charlie
The Perils of Popularity
Chaplin's Star Image in the Mutual Period
The Further "Refining" of Charlie
Chaplin the "Slacker"?
The First Marriage and Divorce
Troubles at First National
At the Top: Charlie and the 1920s
From The Kid to The Gold Rush
Finishing Up at First National
Interviews and Writings in the Early 1920s
Branching Out: A Woman of Paris
Creating an Epic: The Gold Rush
Cultivating the Intelligentsia
Struggling through the Twenties
Chaplin and Lita Grey
Mixed Reviews: The Press and the Second Divorce
The Burdens of Being Funny: The Circus
Charlie and the Threat of the Talkies
Farewell to the Twenties: City Lights
The Challenge of Progressive Politics
The Depression, the World Tour, and Modern Times
A Comedian Sees--and Comments on--the World
Critics, Artists, and Depression America
Chaplin's Public Politics before 1936
Modern Times: Production, Publicity, and Promotion
Modern Times: Political Ambiguity and Critical Response
The Popular Front, The Great Dictator, and the Second Front, 1936-1942
The Popular Front and American Antifascism
The Great Dictator: Preparation, Production, and Promotion
The Great Dictator and the Aesthetic Contract
Critical, National, and International Reaction to The Great Dictator
Chaplin and the Second Front
Joan Barry, the Press, and the Tarnished Image
The Affair
Chaplin, Barry, and the Courts
Chaplin, Barry, and the Gossip Columnists
The Press and the Barry-Chaplin Story
Monsieur Verdoux and the Cold War: Irreconcilable Differences
The Hollywood Emigres
The Cooling of Progressivism in Early Postwar America
Lashing Out: Monsieur Verdoux
Monsieur Verdoux: Initial Promotion and Reception
The Campaign That Failed
Chaplin's Politics and American Culture, 1943-1952
Chaplin the Progressive Activist, 1943-1949
Chaplin and the U.S. Congress
Chaplin and the FBI: The Internal Security File
Backing Away from Politics, 1950-1952
Limelight and Banishment: The Futility of Reconciliation
Chaplin, the U.S. Government, and Banishment, 1952-1953
Limelight: Autobiography and the Aesthetic Contract
Critical Response to Limelight
The Press and Banishment
The Limelight Boycott and Chaplin's Star Image
The Exile and America
The Exiled Monarch and the Guarded Restoration, 1953-1977
Running Battles: Chaplin, American Culture, and the Later 1950s
Shifting Winds: The 1960s
A Guarded Restoration: The 1972 Return Tour
Rereleases and Chaplin's Star Image in the 1970s
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