SOME I SAW AT THE TIME. SOME I KNEW FROM LEGEND AND TRACKED DOWN AND WATCHED WHEN I COULD FIND THEM. ALL ARE REAL. FIND THE CONTEXT YOURSELF, ESPECIALLY FOR THE HYPOCRISY OF THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN STANDING OVATION. HOW SOON THEY FORGET.
ALWAY RUTH TO START. SHE WAS 72. FUCK, SHE LOOKED GREAT.
WHY SHE WON.
HOW ANNOYED I WAS WITH MY FIRST SWEEP IN 1975 THAT I HAD NOT SEEN THE FILM. BEING ONLY 10, AND AS THE FILM WAS R18 IN NZ I WAS NOT ALLOWED. I SO LOVED LOUISE FLETCHER’S SPEECH. I WAS OBSESSED WITH HELEN KELLER AND WHEN SHE SIGNED I BURST INTO TEARS TO SEE SIGN ON TV. IT DID NOT HAPPEN OFTEN. SHE IS A WONDERFUL ACTOR.
Irish filmmaker George Clarke thinks he’s stumbled across something rather strange: A film clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film that appears to show a woman talking on a mobile phone.
The image comes from behind-the-scenes footage shot during the premiere of The Circus at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Clarke noticed that a woman – or what may be a man dressed as a woman – crosses the shot with her left hand held to the side of her head. As she turns toward the camera, there appears to be a small, square, thin, black object in her hand. She’s clearly talking.