UK singer, Katherine Crowe, gets her dream chance to record SMILE at the Abbey Road Studios in London. Crowe, who is terminal ill with cancer, plans to use the proceeds from the record sales to help fund new cancer programs. Her recording will be in the running for the annual UK Christmas #1 countdown. You can read more at this BBC News link.
If you are looking for some new Charlie Chaplin books to add to your collection or updating an old favorite, you should check these out.
Release date: December 26, 2012 Charlie Chaplin's 'My Autobiography' (paperback) The USA 2012 re-issue of the 1964 edition from Melville House, Neversink Library collection CLICK>Link to more about the book
Charlie Chaplin's own book, that every fan should have, as it's Chaplin as he saw himself.
Release date: January 8, 2013 RECOMMENDED NEW BOOK 'Chaplin's Music Hall: The Chaplin's and their Circle in the Limelight' by Barry Anthony
The USA release from I.B. Tauris press CLICK>Link to more about the book
A new book about the early music hall days in England. Each chapter focuses on people who influenced Chaplin during his stage career. (A recommend from Dominique, from the Chaplin Library)
A paperback reprint of the original 1922 book. Since the original is a collectors item, this is the most reasonable cost way of getting this book into your collection. Again, seeing Chaplin through his own personal insights.
As many real fans already know, this is NOT the real Charlie Chaplin, but an imitator. Unfortunately, there are people who don't know the difference. So this imposture's image gets in newspapers, magazines and even book publications.
One way to help correct this, is to help educated people. If you see any publication using this image, let the publishers know, they are not using a real Charlie Chaplin image, but someone dressed as a look-alike.