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Revealing objects
Date published
12th March 2019

Sydney Chaplin, Charlie’s brother, carefully preserved some letters from Hannah to her sons.

Letters
Date published
12th March 2019

Jean Cocteau and Chaplin were on the same boat in 1936, travelling back from Japan. Chaplin described it in his autobiography.

Friends, artists, intellectuals
Date published
2nd October 2018

Actors who worked with Chaplin often described how he would play out each part himself to show them how he wanted it done.

Craft secrets
Date published
27th September 2018

One of the most licensed elements of Chaplin’s work in the 21st century is his final speech from The Great Dictator.

Craft secrets
Date published
28th August 2018

Before the days of records, and record sleeves, sheet music was a sure way to publicise performers and their songs. Cover designs were elaborate. If the singer’s face featured on the cover, it signified a certain fame.

Chaplin and Music
Date published
18th July 2018