Sonntag, 22. April 2012

CHARLIE CHAPLIN - THE TRAMP - HALF DOLL


“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
― Charles Chaplin
Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin,  (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era. He became the most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the comedy "Kid Auto Races at Venice" in 1914. "The Tramp" is a vagrant with the refined manners, clothes, and dignity of a gentleman. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time.

More information on his life and work is to find in the Official “Charlie Chaplin” Website at: http://www.charliechaplin.com/


This cute half doll resp. pin cushion doll depicts “The Tramp” in his baggy pants, the big shoes, a cane, a derby hat and a small moustache. The "full figural" half doll was made by Carl Schneiders Erben (=heirs) of Gräfenthal/Thuringia, marked with their brand mark, known as “entwined G” (an uncrowned 'G' mark with the double-headed arrow) and measures 5.5 cm (2.1”) in height.

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