Paris

Charles Chaplin on the set of Modern Times, Los Angeles, ca. 1935.

Charles Chaplin on the set of Modern Times, Los Angeles, ca. 1935.

Paris

“Chaplin in Pictures”

Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde
June 14–September 18, 2005

Curated by Christian Delage and Sam Stourdze

Charlie Chaplin was once the most popular man on earth, the personification of modern times, icon of the twentieth century, and Christ’s rival as the best-known person who ever lived. Taking its cue from “Charlot,” the French appellation for Chaplin’s Little Tramp, this show proposes to analyze two myths—Chaplin the man and Charlot the image. Spanning over seventy years, some three hundred photographs, press clippings, production notes, posters, and artifacts from the Chaplin archives are complemented by screenings of home movies, newsreels, and Chaplin’s films themselves—allowing one to look at the comedian looking at the world.

Travels to the Kunsthal Rotterdam, Oct. 1, 2005–Jan. 15, 2006; Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Feb.–May 2006.