Friday, February 13, 2009

The Honorary Oscar for Charlie Chaplin

I had occasion to spend a lot of time on Youtube and came across this clip of Charlie Chaplin receiving an honorary Oscar in April of 1972. Chaplin had been out of the U.S. for twenty years following his being ostracized for his political views among other things. His return to receive this Oscar was quite the triumph and even though the tape you can feel the emotions of Chaplin and the audience. What a moment.

Clock the standing ovation . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3Pl-qvA1X8

3 comments:

steve said...

CHAPLIN'S OVATION WAS THE LONGEST IN OSCAR HISTORY. FOR THE STORY BEHIND THAT OSCAR go to:
http://www.chaplinalife.com/photo_essays/01.html

Michael Iannarino said...

I understand that Peter Bogdanovich produced a 13 minute film of Chaplin's work at the Oscar. Does anyone have it?

Anonymous said...

anyone know where I can find a copy of that tribute speech?