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Vintage artwork of Charlie Chaplin from The Tramp

The Birth of a Hero - 2 characters from the vintage masterpiece Charlie Chaplin and The Tramp

$210.00

Original hand-inked drawing of vintage movie stars

**Frame Included in price**

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Dimensions 57 × 47 cm

Charlie Chaplin and the Tramp

I have used an ink wash to add an aged feel to the vintage characters.

The Tramp arrived, so the story goes, on a quiet day at Keystone studios in January 1914. ¬†Studio boss Mack Sennett fretted that the film they were shooting that day, Mabel’s Strange Predicament, was lacking a few killer gags. So he sent Chaplin, who had only recently joined the company, to get decked out in a “comedy makeup”, return to the set and inject some laughs. According to Chaplin’s much-quoted recollection of the day, the idea for the outfit, and the character of the little Tramp, came to him after only a moment’s thought: “On the way to the wardrobe, I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.” The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions and that, according to Chaplin’s autobiography, was that. “The clothes and the makeup made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked on to the stage he was fully born.” The Guardian read more¬†

Acrylic glassed black frame included

The Birth of a Hero - 2 characters from the vintage masterpiece Charlie Chaplin and The Tramp

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