A Very Fine Exhibition of Clog-Wallopping or How Charlie Chaplin Found His Feet

Interesting stuff! Looking forward to learning even more at the event in December.

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“The boys roamed the streets for diversion, Syd wearing a pair of shoes as “holey as Gruyere cheese” and a worn out jacket. Charlie wore a pair of his mother’s red stage stockings… how the other children laughed at them.”                                                                                                                           (Picturegoer Magazine, 1952)

When you research Charlie Chaplin’s (and his elder brother Sydney’s)  life and work, you find an awful lot about shoes. Thanks to his diligent biographer David Robinson we know that Charlie was descended from Shadrach Chaplin, the village bootmaker of Great Finborough Suffolk, at the time…

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