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I am writing a full-length biography of Charlie Chaplin and want
to establish internet communication with film historians, cultural
historians, political historians, biographers and psychoanalysts.
Some topics of interest include: Chaplin, British Music Hall,
Cockney Culture and Humor, Mime, Silent Film Comedy, Hollywood
(1912-1952), The American Political Scene (1930's-1950's) and
relevant information about the public and private lives of other
people who were intimately, personally or casually connected to
Chaplin. This extensive list would include:
Ex-Wives and Lovers
Friends, Colleagues and Acquaintances
Personal and Political Enemies
Plus anyone else you might think of.
I have already written about political aspects of Chaplin:
What Made Charlie Run, and psychological
aspects of his art: Chaplin's The Kid and Charlie
Chaplin's Film Heroines.
I would be interested in reading anything anyone else has written--
published or unpublished. Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Members: Hannah Chaplin,
Charlie Chaplin Sr., Sydney Chaplin (Brother), Charlie Chaplin Jr.,
Sydney Chaplin (Son), Oona O'Neill Chaplin, Charlie and Oona's Children
(Geraldine, Michael, Josephine, Victoria, Eugene, Jane, Annette and
Christopher). I would also be interested in Leo Dryden, Wheeler
Dryden and Charlie's maternal aunt, Kate Hill.
Ex-Wives and Lovers: Hetty Kelly,
Peggy Pearce, Edna Purviance, Mildred Harris, Clare Sheridan, Sari
Maritsa, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Pola Negri, Louise Brooks, Marion Davies,
Georgia Hale, Myrna Kennedy, Lita Gray, La Jana, Betty Aman, Jenny Rothstein,
May Reeves, Paulette Goddard, Joan Berry, May Collins, et al.
Friends, Colleagues, and Acquaintances:
James Agee, Broncho Billy Anderson, Fatty Arbuckle, Henri
d'Arrast, Albert Austin, Ralph Barton, Konrad Bercovici, Henry Bergman,
Claire Bloom, Marlon Brando, Nathan Burkan, Thomas Burke, Eric Campbell,
Winston Churchill, Virginia Cherrill, Constance Collier, Chester Conklin,
Jackie Coogan, Alistair Cooke, Harry Crocker, Theodore Dreiser,
Albert Einstein, Hanns Eisler, Jerry Epstein, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Douglas
Fairbanks Jr., W.C. Fields, Robert Florey, Greta Garbo, Elinor Glyn, Sam Goldwyn,
Sid Grauman, D.W. Griffith, Tom Harrington, Sidney Hawkes, William Rudolph
Hearst, Catherine Hunter, Aldus Huxley, Thomas Ince, Dan James, Fred Karno,
Buster Keaton, Arthur Kelly, Edward Knoblock, Toraichi Kono, Harry Lauder,
Stan Laurel, Henry Lehrman, Dan Leno, Anita Loos, Sophia Loren, Grucho Marx,
Harpo Marx, Carole Matthau, Louis Mayer, Ivor Montagu, Adolphe Menjou, Will
Murray, Vaslav Nijinsky, Mabel Normand, Jackie Oakie, Eugene O'Neill,
Robert Parrish, Anna Pavlova, Mary Pickford, David Raskin, Martha Raye,
Alfred Reeves, Cecil Reynolds, Chuck Riesner, Carlyle Robinson, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, Mo Rothman, Mack Sennet, George Bernard Shaw,
Upton Sinclair, Josef Von Sternberg, Eddie Sutherland, Mack Swain,
Gloria Swanson, Bill Tilden, Rollie Totheroh, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree,
Rudolph Valentino, Rob Wagner, Minna Wallace, H.G. Wells, Bransby
Williams, Orson Welles, Daryl Zanuck.
Personal and Political Enemies:
J. Edgar Hoover, Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons, plus others.