Charlie Chaplin vs America by Scott Eyman

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Think Charlie Chaplin and you probably envision a scamp of a tramp from those old-timey movies.  This book--part biography, part film criticism, part social history--details how Charlie Chaplin became one of the highest profile victims of the Cold War's cultural persecution, and how the government forced him into exile and obscurity during the last decades of his life.  Eyman's thesis is that Charlie Chaplin's experience decades ago foreboded a cancel culture mentality that continues to plague Hollywood today. A juicy read.

 

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176358
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 31st, 2023