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  • The Tramp Vs. The Dictator

    By Tom Tugend

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In April 1889, two baby boys were born within four days of each other. One was Charles Chaplin, a Londoner. The other was a native of Braunau am Inn in Austria and was named Adolf Hitler.

    Grown to manhood, both men were to sport funny little mustaches, Chaplin as the screen's...

  • Spectator

    By William Yelles

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art'smonth-long salute to Charles Chaplin concludes Saturday, Jan. 31,with a screening of his most serious film, also arguably his best.

    "Limelight" stars Chaplin as an actor on the skids who takes inhis neighbor, a suicidal ballerina (Claire Bloom). He falls for herwhile she recuperates in his care, but while she overcomes herdepression, he falls back into alcoholism after a series of careerdisappointments. Bloom convinces him to