Cité de la Musique, Philharmonie de Paris and Flying Fish are touring Chaplin’s World of Sound, an exhibition dedicated to the icon of silent films, Charlie Chaplin. Back in the days when motion pictures were in their infancy, the artist became famous all over the world for his Little Tramp character, an instantly recognizable, waddling, bowler-hatted little figure. In Chaplin’s hands, mime became the supreme cinematic art form of the time. He turned the choreographed movements of the Tramp into a language that knew no frontiers.


In 1929, when world cinema switched from silent to sound, Chaplin rejected the new ‘talkie’ wave since he was keen to maintain the universal nature of his humor and art. The exhibition, which includes many film extracts, photographs and records of the time, will explore the extraordinary wealth of sound and music in Charlie Chaplin’s films and reveal the genius of a man who succeeded in establishing his work as timeless and in playing on developments in his art.


Chaplin’s World of Sound is a traveling exhibition from Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la Musique and toured internationally by Flying Fish.




Approximate Size:8,000 sq.ft.
Standard Rental Length: 3 month minimum



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