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Charlie Chaplin

Knowledge Identifier: +Charlie_Chaplin


Charlie Chaplin

English comic actor, film director and composeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1889.

Countries: United States (51%), United Kingdom (22%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Great Dictator, City Lights, United Artists

Linked to: Durham University, University of Oxford, United Artists, American Film Institute




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Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889 add something


Hannah Chaplin - It was when Hannah's voice failed during a performance at 'The Canteen', an Army theatre at Aldershot in Hampshire in January 1894, that the young Charlie Chaplin, at the age of four, got his first taste of performing, when he went on as an unplanned replacement for his mother


After her re-admission to the Cane Hill Asylum, her son was left in the workhouse at Lambeth in south London, moving several weeks later to the Central London District School for paupers in Hanwell where he stayed from June 1896 until January 1898. add something


His father died of cirrhosis when Charlie was twelve in 1901. add something


In 1903 Chaplin secured the role of Billy the pageboy in Sherlock Holmes, written by William Gillette and starring English actor H. A. Saintsbury. add something


Harry Arthur Saintsbury - In 1903, Saintsbury took the thirteen-year-old Charlie Chaplin under his wing when Chaplin was hired for a small stage part after being sent to meet Saintsbury at the Green Room Club in Leicester Square for his approval


Hetty Kelly was Chaplin's first love, a dancer with whom he fell in love when she was fifteen and almost married when he was nineteen, in 1908. add something


Stan Laurel - In 1910, with the stage name of "Stan Jefferson", he joined Fred Karno's troupe of actors, which included a young Charlie Chaplin


In late 1913, Chaplin's act with the Karno Troupe was seen by Mack Sennett, Mabel Normand, Minta Durfee, and "Fatty" Arbuckle. add something


Fritz Schade - He appeared in 41 films between 1913 and 1918, including six films with Charlie Chaplin


He portrayed a Keystone Kop in A Thief Catcher filmed 5–26 Jan 1914. add something


Roscoe Arbuckle - After British actor Charlie Chaplin joined Keystone Studios in 1914, Arbuckle mentored him


Trailer (promotion) - Granlund was first to introduce trailer material for an upcoming motion picture, using a slide technique to promote an upcoming film featuring Charlie Chaplin at Loew's Seventh Avenue Theatre in Harlem in 1914


Milton Berle - However, Berle's claims to have appeared in many of these films, particularly the 1914 Chaplin Keystone comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance", are hotly disputed by some, who cite the lack of supporting evidence that Berle even visited the West Coast until much later


In 1915, Chaplin signed a much more favourable contract with Essanay Studios, and further developed his cinematic skills, adding new levels of depth and pathos to the Keystone-style slapstick. add something


Bob Hope - He entered many dancing and amateur talent contests , and won a prize in 1915 for his impersonation of Charlie Chaplin


Vincent P. Bryan - He was a close behind-the-scenes collaborator of Charlie Chaplin from 1915 to 1917


Wheeler Dryden - He was touring India and the Far East as a vaudeville comedian in 1915 when he first learned from his father that the newly famous Charlie Chaplin was his half brother


Bud Jamison - In 1915 he was a member of Charlie Chaplin's stock company at the Essanay studio


A 1916 propaganda short film Zepped with Chaplin was discovered in 2009. add something


C. Segar's 1916 comic strip "Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Capers" is an early example. add something


In 1916, the Mutual Film Corporation paid Chaplin US$670,000 to produce a dozen two-reel comedies. add something


Purviance and Chaplin were involved in a close romantic relationship during the production of his Essanay and Mutual films in 1916–1917. add something


Murphy bed - Among the films which use Murphy beds as comic props are Charlie Chaplin's 1916 "One AM", several Three Stooges shorts, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", the James Bond film "You Only Live Twice", Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie", "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", and in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"


Henry Bergman - In 1916, Bergman started working with Charlie Chaplin, beginning with "The Pawnshop"


The Floorwalker - "'The Floorwalker"' is a 1916 American silent comedy film, Charlie Chaplin's first Mutual Film Corporation film


At the conclusion of the Mutual contract in 1917, Chaplin signed a contract with First National to produce eight two-reel films. add something


From 1917 to 1918, silent film actor Billy West made more than 20 films as a comedian precisely imitating Chaplin's tramp character, makeup and costume. add something


Film - By 1917 Charlie Chaplin had a contract that called for an annual salary of one million dollars


Douglas Fairbanks - In 1917, the couple joined Fairbanks' friend Charlie Chaplin selling war bonds by train across the U.S. Pickford and Chaplin were the two highest paid film stars in Hollywood


Easy Street (film) - "'Easy Street"' is a 1917 short action-comedy film by Charlie Chaplin


After Chaplin assumed control of his productions in 1918, entrepreneurs serviced the demand for Chaplin by bringing back his older comedies. add something


And later ten films by the Pat Sullivan Studio from 1918–1919, which would later use the 'Charlie/Charley' gestures to create Felix the Cat, the character made one later appearance in one of Felix's 1923 cartoons "Felix in Hollywood". add something


Chaplin raised substantial funds for the war effort during war bond drives not only with public speaking at rallies but by making, at his own expense, The Bond, a comedic propaganda film used in 1918. add something


The romance seems to have ended by 1918, and Chaplin's marriage to Mildred Harris in late 1918 ended any possibility of reconciliation. add something


Charles Reisner - He starred alongside Charlie Chaplin in "A Dog's Life" in 1918 and "The Kid" in 1921


Chaplin separated from Harris by late 1919, moving back into the Los Angeles Athletic Club. add something


In 1919, Chaplin co-founded the United Artists film distribution company with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith, all of whom were seeking to escape the growing power consolidation of film distributors and financiers in the developing Hollywood studio system. add something


They had one son, Norman Spencer "The Little Mouse" Chaplin, born on 7 July 1919, who died three days later and is interred under the name The Little Mouse at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood California. add something


Olive Ann Alcorn - She appeared in her first film "Sunnyside" in 1919, a film short, which starred Charlie Chaplin


Harry Myers - After 1920 he had many starring roles in feature length films, the most notable of which was as the eccentric millionaire in Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights"


Karl Valentin - Valentin starred in many silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the " Charlie Chaplin of Germany"


Kenelm Foss - With Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and others he published "Practical Course in Cinema Acting in Ten Complete Lessons" in 1920


The Idle Class - "'The Idle Class"' is a 1921 American silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin for First National Pictures


The Kid (1921 film) - "'The Kid "' is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick


Chaplin's last completed work was the score for his 1923 film A Woman of Paris, which was completed in 1976, by which time Chaplin was extremely frail, even finding communication difficult. add something


Purviance would continue as leading lady in Chaplin's films until 1923, and would remain on Chaplin's payroll until her death in 1958. add something


In 1924, during the time he was involved with the underage Lita Grey, Chaplin was rumoured to have had a fling with actress Davies, companion of William Randolph Hearst. add something


Three years later, at age 35, he became involved with the 16-year-old Grey during preparations for The Gold Rush in which she was to star as the female lead. add something


They married on 26 November 1924, after she became pregnant. add something


Monta Bell - Charlie Chaplin employed Bell as a film editor and assistant director and in 1924, he became a full-fledged director of sophisticated sex comedies


Lita Grey - In 1924, when she was 16 years old, she suspected she had become pregnant by Charlie Chaplin, who was 35


For two months in the summer of 1925, the two cavorted together at the Ritz, and with film financier A.C. Blumenthal and Brooks' fellow Ziegfeld girl Peggy Fears in Blumenthal's penthouse suite at the Ambassador Hotel. add something


There is evidence that Chaplin and Keaton, who both got their start in vaudeville, thought highly of one another: Keaton stated in his autobiography that Chaplin was the greatest comedian that ever lived, and the greatest comedy director, whereas Chaplin welcomed Keaton to United Artists in 1925, advised him against his disastrous move to MGM in 1928, and for his last American film, Limelight, wrote a part specifically for Keaton as his first on-screen comedy partner since 1915. add something


The Circus (film) - In late 1925, he returned from New York to California and began working on developing the film at Charlie Chaplin Studios


Norma Shearer - At the end of a working day in July 1925, Shearer received a phone call from Irving's secretary, asking if she would like to accompany Thalberg to the premiere of Chaplin's The Gold Rush.


Although "talkies" became the dominant mode of film making soon after they were introduced in 1927, Chaplin resisted making such a film all through the 1930s. add something


Chaplin made a rare cameo appearance in Davies' 1928 film Show People, and by some accounts supposedly continued an affair with her until 1931. add something


Chaplin's mother died in 1928 in Glendale, California, seven years after she was brought to the U.S. by her sons. add something


In 1928, Chaplin built the Montecito Inn in Montecito near Santa Barbara as an escape from showbiz with his closest friends. add something


Harry Crocker - He appeared in Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus" in 1928


Wheeler Dryden - In 1928, he directed Syd Chaplin in "A Little Bit of Fluff", and later, worked at the Chaplin Studios as Charlie's assistant director on "The Great Dictator" and "Monsieur Verdoux"


The Circus (film) - "'The Circus"' is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin with Joseph Plunkett as an uncredited writer


Mary Pickford - On March 29, 1928, a radio show was broadcast from Pickford's bungalow, featuring Douglas Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Norma Talmadge, Gloria Swanson, John Barrymore, D.W. Griffith and Dolores del Rio, among others, to speak on the "The Dodge Brothers Hour" to prove they could meet the challenge of talking movies


The 1st Academy Awards ceremony: When the first Oscars were awarded on 16 May 1929, the voting audit procedures that now exists had not yet been put into place, and the categories were still very fluid. add something


Santa Catalina Film Festival - After its opening on May 29, 1929, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil_B._DeMille and D. W. Griffith would come to Santa Catalina just to screen their first "Talkie films


However, during his active years as a filmmaker, Chaplin expressed disdain for the Academy Awards; his son Charles Jr wrote that Chaplin invoked the ire of the Academy in the 1930s by jokingly using his 1929 Oscar as a doorstop. add something


Raquel Meller - By 1930 Meller attracted the attention of Charlie Chaplin, who tried to secure her a lead role in his film "City Lights"


Comedy film - The comedian Charlie Chaplin was one of the last silent film hold-outs, and his films during the 1930s were devoid of dialogue, although they did employ sound effects


Chaplin with Mahatma Gandhi in Canning Town, London, 1931. add something


The honour had been first proposed in 1931. add something


Charles Lederer - During his visits at Hearst's estate, Lederer befriended Charlie Chaplin, a frequent visitor, and got a small role in his 1931 film, "City Lights"


City Lights - "'City Lights"' is a 1931 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin


Paulette_Goddard: Chaplin and actress Goddard were involved in a romantic and professional relationship between 1932 and 1940, with Goddard living with Chaplin in his Beverly Hills home for most of this time. add something


The twelve Mutual comedies were revamped as sound films in 1933, when producer Amadee J. Van Beuren added new orchestral scores and sound effects. add something


Their romance apparently ended sometime after Chaplin's return from his world tour in 1933. add something


Mary Pickford - When she retired from acting in 1933, Pickford continued to produce films for United Artists, and she and Chaplin remained partners in the company for decades


Rene Clair - When Chaplin made "Modern Times" in 1936, it was noted that some parts of it bore a marked similarity to scenes in "À nous la liberté", and the French producers launched a lawsuit for plagiarism against United Artists, the producers of Chaplin's film


Modern Times (film) - "'Modern Times"' is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world


Smile (Charlie Chaplin song) - "'Smile"'" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie "Modern Times"


After the relationship ended in 1940, Chaplin and Goddard made public statements that they had been secretly married in 1936; but these claims were likely a mutual effort to prevent any lasting damage to Goddard's career. add something


In fact, until he began making spoken dialogue films with The Great Dictator in 1940, Chaplin never shot from a completed script. add something


Benito Mussolini - Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film "The Great Dictator" satirizes Mussolini as "Benzino Napaloni", portrayed by Jack Oakie


Eugene Lourie - After Renoir had moved to Hollywood in the early 1940s, Lourié moved as well, and worked with other directors including Sam Fuller, Charlie Chaplin, and Robert Siodmak


Tiny Sandford - He retired from acting in 1940, the year he had a very small role Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"


Hedda Hopper - Her frequent attacks against Charlie Chaplin in the 1940s for his leftist politics and love life contributed to his departure from America in 1952


The Great Dictator - "'The Great Dictator"' is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films


In 1941, The Great Dictator was nominated for five awards, including two for Chaplin: Best Writing and Best Actor. add something


By late summer of 1942, Chaplin had decided that she was unsuited for his movie. add something


FBI pressure on Chaplin grew after his 1942 campaign for a second European front in the war and reached a critical level in the late 1940s, when Congressional figures threatened to call him as a witness in hearings. add something


In 1942, Chaplin had a brief affair with Barry, whom he was considering for a starring role in a proposed film, but the relationship ended when she began harassing him and displaying signs of severe mental illness. add something


In any case, their relationship ended amicably in 1942, with Goddard being granted a settlement. add something


After having a child, she filed a paternity suit against him in 1943. add something


Oona O'Neill: During Chaplin's legal trouble over the Barry affair, he met O'Neill, daughter of Eugene O'Neill, and married her on 16 June 1943. add something


Eugene O'Neill - In 1943, O'Neill disowned his daughter Oona for marrying the English actor, director and producer Charlie Chaplin when she was 18 and Chaplin was 54


Federal prosecutors brought Mann Act charges against Chaplin related to Barry in 1944, of which he was acquitted. add something


Orson Welles - Chaplin bought the film rights and made the film himself in 1947, with some changes (Welles said the gallows scenes were written by Chaplin, but that much of the film was unchanged from his own script).


In 1948, Chaplin's screenplay for Monsieur Verdoux was nominated, but the award went instead to Sidney Sheldon for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. add something


Charlie allegedly tried to persuade her to leave Hearst and remain with him, but she refused and stayed by Hearst's side until his death in 1951. add something


In 1952, Chaplin left the US for what was intended as a brief trip home to the United Kingdom for the London premiere of Limelight. add something


It is a tribute to Chaplin's versatility that he has one film credit for choreography for the 1952 film Limelight, and another as a singer for the title music of The Circus. add something


Though the film had originally been released in 1952, due to Chaplin's political difficulties at the time, the film did not play for one week in Los Angeles, and thus did not meet the criterion for nomination until it was re-released in 1972. add something


James P. McGranery - In 1952, McGranery revoked the re-entry permit of Charlie Chaplin when he was accused of Communist sympathies


Claire Bloom - She was chosen by Charlie Chaplin in 1952 to appear in his film "Limelight", which catapulted Bloom to stardom, and remains one of her most memorable roles


Limelight (1952 film) - "'Limelight"' is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton


Cary Grant - Carthyism in 1953, and when his friend Charlie Chaplin was blacklisted, Grant insisted that the actor's artistic value outweighed political concerns.


Pauline Kael - In 1953, the editor of "City Lights" magazine overheard Kael arguing about films in a coffeeshop with a friend and asked her to review Charlie Chaplin's "Limelight


Knighthood was suggested again in 1956, but was vetoed after a Foreign Office report raised concerns over Chaplin's purported "communist" views and his moral behaviour in marrying two 16-year-old girls; it was felt that honouring him would damage both the reputation of the British honours system and relations with the United States. add something


Frank Wilson (Australian actor) - He appeared in the 1956 Charlie Chaplin film "A King in New York"


Charles Chaplin, Jr. - Charlie Chaplin Jr. married Susan Magness, an actress in 1958


As well as directing these final films, Chaplin wrote My Autobiography, between 1959 and 1963, which was published in 1964. add something


Matt Monro - In 1959 he recorded a country pastiche song, "Bound for Texas", for "The Chaplin Revue", a feature-length compilation of Charlie Chaplin shorts


Chaplin's robust health began to slowly fail in the late 1960s, after the completion of his final film A Countess from Hong Kong, and more rapidly after he received his Academy Award in 1972. add something


Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia_Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd


Sophia Loren - Among Loren's best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston's epic production of "El Cid" with Charlton Heston, "The Millionairess" with Peter Sellers, "It Started in Naples " with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica's triptych "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" with Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov's "Lady L" with Paul Newman, the 1966 classic "Arabesque" with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin's final film, "A Countess from Hong Kong" with Marlon Brando


Harry Arthur Saintsbury - His interpretation of Holmes was notably restrained and made a powerful impression on the young Charlie Chaplin, who wrote of Saintsbury in 1964:


Charlie Chaplin Die Wurzeln meiner Komik in: Jüdische Allgemeine Wochenzeitung, 3 March 1967, gekürzt: wieder ebd. add something


Smile (Charlie Chaplin song) - Clark later re-recorded it for her 1968 album "The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener", by which time she was a personal friend of Charlie Chaplin


From 1969 until 1976, Chaplin wrote original music compositions and scores for his silent pictures and re-released them. add something


Among other recognitions, Chaplin was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1970; that he had not been among those originally honoured in 1961 caused some controversy. add something


Chaplin wrote scores for his earlier silent films when they were re-released in the sound era, notably The Kid for its 1971 re-release. add something


He composed the scores of all his First National shorts: The Idle Class in 1971 (paired with The Kid for re-release in 1972), A Day's Pleasure in 1973, Pay Day in 1972, Sunnyside in 1974, and of his feature length films firstly The Circus in 1969 and The Kid in 1971. add something


The 44th Academy Awards ceremony: Chaplin's second Oscar was awarded forty-three years after his first, in 1972. add something


He briefly and triumphantly returned to the United States in April 1972, with his wife, to receive an Honorary Oscar, and to discuss how his films would be re-released and marketed. add something


In 1973, Chaplin won the Oscar for Best Film Score for his film, Limelight. add something


In 1973, Chaplin's film Limelight was honoured with an Oscar for Best Original Score. add something


I was undecided whether to look old or young, but remembering Sennett had expected me to be a much older man, I added a small moustache, which I reasoned, would add age without hiding my expression. add something


In his pictorial autobiography My Life In Pictures, published in 1974, Chaplin indicated that he had written a screenplay for his daughter, Victoria; entitled The Freak, the film would have cast her as an angel. add something


Chaplin was knighted in 1975 at the age of 85 as a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. The honour had been first proposed in 1931. add something


He received a knighthood on 4 March 1975, at the age of 85. add something


By 1977, he had difficulty communicating, and was using a wheelchair. add something


Chaplin died in his sleep in Vevey on 25 December 1977. add something


On 1 March 1978, Chaplin's coffin was dug up and stolen from its grave by two unemployed immigrants, Roman Wardas, from Poland, and Gantcho Ganev, from Bulgaria add something


In December 1978, Wardas received a sentence of four and a half years' imprisonment and Ganev a suspended sentence for disturbing the peace of the dead and for the attempt of extortion add something


The Swiss town of Vevey, where he spent the last 25 years of his life, named a park in his honour in 1980 and erected a replica of the Doubleday statue there in 1982 add something


The next day, Attorney General James P. McGranery revoked Chaplin's re-entry permit and stated that he would have to submit to an interview concerning his political views and moral behaviour in order to re-enter the US. Although McGranery told the press that he had "a pretty good case against Chaplin", on the basis of Chaplin's FBI files that were released in the 1980s, Maland has concluded that the US government had no real evidence to prevent Chaplin's re-entry, and that it is likely that he would have gained entry if he had applied for it add something


Throughout the 1980s, the Tramp image was used by IBM to advertise their personal computers add something


A statue of Chaplin as the Tramp is located in Leicester Square, sculpted by John Doubleday and unveiled in 1981 add something


A television series about Chaplin's childhood, "Young Charlie Chaplin", ran on PBS in 1989 and was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Children's Program add something


Chaplin's 100th birthday anniversary in 1989 was celebrated with several events around the world add something


Lee Whitlock - In 1989 he played his most notable role, that of Sydney Chaplin, the elder half-brother of Charlie Chaplin, in the television movie "Young Charlie Chaplin" by Bazz Taylor


David Duchovny - In 1992, he played the role of Rollie Totheroh, in the biographic film "Chaplin", directed by Richard Attenborough, and based on the life of Charlie Chaplin


ZaSu Pitts - In 1994 her importance as a silent film star was affirmed when she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp along with luminaries such as Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow and Charlie Chaplin as part of The Silent Screen Stars stamp set, designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld


A statue was erected in 1998, and since 2011 the town has been host to the annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, which was founded to celebrate Chaplin's legacy and to showcase new comic talent add something


In 1998, the film critic Andrew Sarris called Chaplin "arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema, certainly its most extraordinary performer and probably still its most universal icon" add something


In 2002, he was included in the BBC's list of the "100 Greatest Britons" add something


The British Film Institute established the Charles Chaplin Research Foundation, with the first international Charles Chaplin Conference held in London in July 2005 add something


Denis Lavant - In 2007, he appeared in Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely", in which he portrayed a Charlie Chaplin impersonator


In 2011 a letter sent to Chaplin in the 1970s came to light which claimed that he had been born in a Gypsy caravan at Black Patch Park in Smethwick, Staffordshire add something


In 2011, two murals depicting Chaplin on two 14-storey buildings were unveiled in Vevey add something


On 15 April 2011, a day before his 122nd birthday anniversary, & Google celebrated Chaplin with a special Google Doodle video on its global and other country-wide homepages add something


The 2012 "Sight & Sound" poll, which compiles "top ten" ballots from film critics and directors to determine the most acclaimed films of all time, saw "City Lights" rank among the top 50 with critics; "Modern Times" was inside the top 100, and "The Great Dictator" and "The Gold Rush" placed in the top 250 add something


Using the Retail Price Index, in 2012 this would be equivalent to a salary of £285 a week add something


In 2013, a play about Chaplin's life, "Chaplin", by Finnish playwright Sven Sid, premiered in the Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, Finland add something


Chaplin's final home, Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, is being converted into a museum to be opened in 2016, exploring his life and career add something


Chaplin's final home, Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, was converted into a museum and opened on 17 April 2016, exploring his life and career add something


In December 2016 the American street artist known as Pegasus created a unique piece of street art entitled 'Dream Big' featuring Charlie Chaplin in the Cheshire town of Congleton add something


Paul Merton - Paul Merton is set to open the third Yorkshire Silent Film Festival in Leeds on 8 May 2018 presenting films by Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Harold Lloyd along with live improvised piano by Neil Brand