Saturday, March 3, 2012

Charlie Chaplin

This is an unfinished piece/work in progress. When I was little there were lots of silent films on tv. I loved Charlie Chaplin. I was very disappointed to learn Charlie off screen looked very different to his Little Tramp persona; the moustache was painted on and the eyes were not perma lined with black kohl. Louise Brooks, siren of the silent screen, dancer and writer, said she learned everything she knew about dance by watching Charlie Chaplin act (and everything she knew about acting from watching Martha Graham dance).

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