Monday, April 11, 2011

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was most famous as a silent film actor.  He was born in London in 1889 and died in 1977 at the age of 88.  His character, The Tramp, was the subject of several films and is the character he is most associated.

Charlie Chaplin in the Spotlight, September 2004

Here is my Charlie Chaplin paper sculpture caricature.  The brick wall is a photo from a 200 year old church.  The steps were photographed at Longwood Gardens.  The paper sculpture of Chaplin was photographed and the whole business put together in photoshop.

The real Charlie Chaplin without makeup.

Chaplin as The Tramp.

With Jackie Coogan in The Kid, 1921

The Kid, 1921.  Jackie Coogan went on to play Uncle Festor in The Addams Family.

Modern Times, 1936.  Click on this pic for a Wallpaper 1024x768

This is my first paper sculpture of Chaplin, July 2000.  Every single brick and brick fragment was cut out individually.  Definite room for improvement here.

I have a huge file of this, but it is full of dust and scratches.  One of these days, I will give it the "once over" in photoshop, and post it for all to see and download.

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