The violin obsessions of Charles Chaplin

The comic genius never strayed far from his fiddle. He played it in two films and composed for it throughout his life. He was a friend of Arnold Schoenberg and Jascha Heifetz.

Ariane Todes has made a study of Chaplin’s private passion here and here.

 

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  • Just the fact that he played left-handed and no one acted like he’d shot their dog is enough to make me love him. 🙂

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