Chaplin: Last of the Clowns

By: Tyler, Parker

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[no significant wear to book, bookplate on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, a few tiny scuff marks on front panel, 1-1/4" closed tear at top of rear panel, a little fading to spine]. (B&W photographs) "Here in penetrating, sensitive prose is the first comprehensive study of the great comedian's art. If incidentally it indicates facets of Chaplin as a man, it is always as the man who has fallen in love with a dream, and somehow always behaved -- no matter how contradictorily -- in accordance with that dream." (I think we need Myra Breckinridge to parse that statement for us!) This was Tyler's third book, following the two ("The Hollywood Hallucination" and "Magic and Myth of the Movies," published in 1944 and 1947 respectively) which are the foundation of his reputation as a visionary film critic.

Title: Chaplin: Last of the Clowns

Author: Tyler, Parker

Categories: Cinema: Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press, Inc.: (c.1948)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 21115

Keywords: Comedy Films Comedians Silent Films Charles Chaplin Film Criticism