Wear a shabby suit, And a bowler hat. Swing a cane, And sport a toothbrush ‘stache. Turn into Chaplin, for he was a comic genius. He taught us how to laugh, and made the business of comedy, serious.”
Comedy king Charlie Chaplin was born this very day back in 1889. He may have passed away in 1977. But he lives on through his movies, which have spread joy and cheer while making us reflect on the vagaries of life.
One of the best tributes to Chaplin that we at TCRC are aware of is the permanent show titled “Charlie Chaplin – The Great Londoner” that has been set up for him at the London Film Museum (click image below to know more).
Also, our favorite Chaplin film has got to be “The Kid.” Incidentally, The Kid has been preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Here’s wishing the comic genius a very happy b’day!