American Icons: The Tramp


Friday, November 24, 2006

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This is silent film's most memorable character.

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character — the Tramp. The Tramp hardly made it out of the silent film age, but as Sara Fishko explains, he's never left the world's imagination.




Video: The Tramp makes his first appearance in the 1914 film Kid Auto Races at Venice


Sara Fishko

Comments [1]


I must say...I find it a bit ironic that Chaplin was accused of "un-american activities" and had to leave the US for Europe in the 50´s and now his worked get´s the american icon status.

Nov. 04 2010 11:19 AM

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