Size: 23 x 33 inches
Artist: Gunter Rambow and Gerhard Lienemeyer
(Rambow + Lienemeyer)
This poster was printed by Atlas Films in the 1960s for the German release of Charlie Chaplin's Gold Rush. It perfectly encapsulates the jittery movement the actor was known for playing via his 'Little Tramp' character in such classic movies as Modern Times (1936), where he plays a factory worker and The Gold Rush (of course!).
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comedic actor and film director. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. He acted in, directed, scripted, produced and eventually scored his own films as one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. In a review of the book Chaplin: A Life (2008), Martin Sieff writes: "Chaplin was not just 'big', he was gigantic. In 1915, he burst onto a war-torn world bringing it the gift of comedy, laughter and relief while it was tearing itself apart through World War I. Over the next 25 years, through the Great Depression and the rise of Hitler, he stayed on the job. He was bigger than anybody. It is doubtful any individual has ever given more entertainment pleasure and relief to so many human beings when they needed it the most."
This poster is in very good condition and ready to be framed. There are some minor scratches and a tiny tear in the bottom left corner. The paper shows age-related fading.