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Though few discussions on cinema get by without mentioning Charlie Chaplin and his influence, Joyce Milton’s Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin sets out to tell the story of the famed mustache and bowler away from the camera. In a clipped baritone, popular Audible performer Clinton Wade takes listeners from the early and hardworking history of the Chaplin family to Chaplin’s film successes and later to his scandals - both political and social. For those who remember the classic characters of the silent era, and those who just love a captivating look at a complicated life, Milton’s Tramp is an audiobook not to be overlooked.
Charlie Chaplin made an amazing 71 films by the time he was only 33 years old. He was not only known as the world’s first international movie star, but as a comedian, film director, and a man ripe with scandal, accused of plagiarism, communism, pacifism, liberalism, and anti-Americanism. He seduced young women, marrying four different times, each time to a woman younger than the next.
In this animated biography of Chaplin, Joyce Milton reveals to us a life riddled with gossip and a struggle to rise from an impoverished London childhood to the life of a successful American film star. Milton shows us how the creation of his famous character - The Tramp, the Little Fellow - was both rewarding and then devastating as he became obsolete with the changes of time.
Tramp is a perceptive, clever, and captivating biography of a talented and complicated man whose life was filled with scandal, politics, and art.