Charlie Chaplin and His Timesby Kenneth S. Lynn
With his trademark bowler hat, baggy trousers, and impertinent mustache, the Little Tramp dazzled audiences and catapulted Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977) to an incendiary degree of fame and international iconography. This astute biography of Chaplin’s life and times delves into his childhood, career, and often controversial relationships with four wives and a slew of mistresses to illuminate his elusive genius and cinematic output, as well as his sometimes reprehensible personal behavior.
- Simon & Schuster
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Kenneth S. Lynn (1923-2001) served as a professor at Johns Hopkins University and Harvard. His other books include Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor and his Los Angeles Times Book Award-winning biograpny Hemingway.
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A thoroughly researched biography of Chaplin. Though a bit tedious at times with a sociological perspective that enables the title of this work to include "and his times", this tediousness becomes forgivable when describing Chaplin's relationships with other actors as well as lovers. An excellent and well-done biography.