Charlie Chaplin

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“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself”

This is the first square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

Charlie Chaplin (1889 – 1977) is a fine first face. This shows him in Easy Street (1917), a short film reflecting aspects of his South London childhood. He not only financed and produced all his films (except one), he was the author, actor, director and soundtrack composer. Yep.

It saddens me that I can’t name the other people in the image.

He died on Christmas Day, 1977.

Here he is.

I cut the square from ‘BFI Southbank, May 2015′. The film was shown for free to people over sixty years of age on 18th May, 2015.

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