Google’s Latest Doodle Celebrates Charlie Chaplin

Google doodles a video honouring silent film era legend Charlie Chaplin

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Today is the 122nd birth anniversary of the silent film legend, Charlie Chaplin. He was born on 16 April 1889 in London. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor on the vaudeville stage. He went to Hollywood in 1914 and began acting in silent comedies for Mack Sennett. Chaplin left the United States in 1952 because of McCarthy-era political pressure. He settled in Switzerland, where he and his wife Oona raised eight children, including actress Geraldine Chaplin. In 1972 he returned to the United States to accept a special Oscar. Chaplin was knighted in 1975 by Queen Elizabeth II. He died on Christmas Day 1977.

Though his first fim, Making a Living (1914), was not a great success, Chaplin’s second film Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914) gave him the tramp image that would remain his trademark for many movies to come. The best of Chaplin came when he turned director. His best-known films include The Tramp (1915), The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936, with Paulette Goddard, his wife at the time). The Great Dictator (1940) was Chaplin’s first full talkie.

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE
(16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977)

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Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era. He became one of the most famous film stars in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914. From the April 1914 one-reeler Twenty Minutes of Love onwards he was writing and directing most of his films, by 1916 he was also producing them, and from 1918 he was even composing the music for them. With Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and DW Griffith, he co-founded United Artists in 1919.

Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. He was influenced by his predecessor, the French silent film comedian Max Linder, to whom he dedicated one of his films. His working life in entertainment spanned over 75 years, from the Victorian stage and the Music Hall in the United Kingdom as a child performer, until close to his death at the age of 88. His high-profile public and private life encompassed both adulation and controversy. Chaplin’s identification with he left ultimately forced him to resettle in Europe during the McCarthy era in the early 1950s.
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Google celebrated Charlie Chaplin’s Birth Anniversary with a Google Doodle

For a dozen years, Google has been occasionally swapping its everyday logo for a doodle, a sketch celebrating holidays, inventions, artists and sporting events, and showcasing designs from contest-winning students.

The Google doodle team has put up a video honouring the filmmaker and actor to celebrate his 122nd birthday. The Google home page featured a YouTube video starring members of Google Doodle team enacting a Google-themed Chaplinesque scene. Google put up the Chaplin doodle a day ahead of the film legend’s birthday.

Below is a picture of the Charlie Chaplin Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared yesterday, but if you clicked on it, a YouTube video played (the video is embedded below on this blog post).

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Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle

The Google Doodle team stars in an homage to the silent film era’s greatest star’s 122nd birthday. Watch the video:

Lights, camera, doodle!
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t just the greatest star of the silent film era; he also wrote, directed and produced more than 80 movies in a career that spanned decades and included such masterpieces as The Kid, The Gold Rush and Modern Times. He scored many of his pictures as well, and on at least one occasion served as an on-set hairdresser.
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