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My Trip Abroad A Steak And Kidney Pie, Influenza And A Cablegram There Is The Triple Alliance That Is Responsible Fo The Whole Thing These Are The First Lines Of Charlie Chaplin S Personal Memoir Of His Visit To Europe Discover How This Triple Alliance Helps Him Decide To Play Hookey After Seven Years In Hollywood And Travel With Him To Great Britian, Germany And FranceAfter Reading This Insightful Memoir, You Ll Be Grateful That Mr Chaplin Was Devoted To A Daily Journal And That He Was Blessed With Such A Keen Memory And Observation SkillsThere Are Chapters In This Personal Memoir No Illustrations Are Included In This Kindle VersionChapters I Decide To Play Hookey Off To Europe Days On Shipboard Hello England I Arrive In London The Haunts Of My Childhood A Joke And Still On The Go A Memorable Night In London I Meet The Immortals I Meet Thomas Burke And HG Wells Off To France My Visit To Germany I Fly From Paris To London Fairwells To Paris And London Bon VoyageThis Book Was Also Published Under The Name, My Wonderful Visit


10 thoughts on “My Trip Abroad

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    When Charlie Chaplin left England as a young member of a touring comedy troupe, he probably never imagined the hysterical welcome he would receive nearly ten years later when he returned as one of the most famous men of his day In 1921 he felt the need for what he called an emotional holiday , a little breathing room in his life, a break from who he was So he arranged a trip to England, with quick side jaunts to France and Germany to boot.And did Chaplin get the rest he wanted and needed Not When Charlie Chaplin left England as a young member of a touring comedy troupe, he probably never imagined the hysterical welcome he would receive nearly ten years later when he returned as one of the most famous men of his day In 1921 he felt the need for what he called an emotional holiday , a little breathing room in his life, a break from who he was So he arranged a trip to England, with quick side jaunts to France and Germany to boot.And did Chaplin get the rest he wanted and needed Not exactly Here is a clip showing his arrival at his London hotel Trust me, he s there in the crowd, and was lucky to get inside with only a few bits of clothing missing seems you can return to a place, but you cannot go back in time He tried to walk the streets and kept getting recognized He was sometimes distraught about this because he desperately wanted to be alone, to be just a regular unknown guy in the streets of London, but other times he loved the attention Throughout this entire book, which is a diary of the journey, you get a sense of how conflicted he was with himself as a person and his role in life When he went to Germany he and I thought he would be happy because none of his movies had been seen there during the War years, so the people did not have any idea who he was But of course when they went into a supper club and did not have a very nice table, he had to remind himself that this was the way a regular guy would have been treated And he didn t like it Reading this book was just like traveling alongside Chaplin He becamethan a mere movie star to me in these pages, he became a real person When I discovered that youtube clip, I had to wonder at the difference between his appearance in the film he looks so relaxed and happy while meeting politicians on the ship and the words that tell what was going on in his mind at the time This is from Chapter 4, Hello, EnglandOne of the messages is from the Mayor of Southampton, welcoming me to that city Others from heads of the motion picture industry in Europe This is a source of great worriment Welcomed by the mayor It will probably mean a speech I hate speeches, I can t make them This is the worst spectre of the night In my sleeplessness I go back to my cabin and try to write down what I shall say, trying to anticipate what the mayor will say to me I picture his speech of welcome A masterpiece of oratory brought forth after much preparation by those who are always making speeches It is their game, this speech making, and I know I shall appear a hopeless dub with my reply.But I attack it valiantly I write sentence after sentence and then practise before the mirror Mr Mayor and the people of Southampton The face that peers back at me from the mirror looks rather silly I think of Los Angeles and wonder how they would take my speech there But I persevere I writeI overcome that face in the looking glass to such an extent that I want a wider audience.I call Carl Robinson I make him sit still and listen I make my speech several times He is kind the first time and the second time, but after that he begins to get fidgety He makes suggestions I take out some lines and put in others I decide that it is prepared and leave it I am to meet the mayor in the morning at eight o clock.Eventually I get to bed and asleep, a fitful, tossing sleep They wake me in the morning People are outside my door Carl comes in The mayor is upstairs waiting for you I am twenty minutes late This adds to my inefficiency.I am pushed and tumbled into my clothes, then taken by the arm, as if I were about to be arrested, and led from my cabin Good Lord I ve forgotten my slip my speech, my answer to the mayor, with its platform gestures that I had laboured with during the long night I believed that I had created some new gestures never before attempted on platform, or in pulpit, but I was lost without my copy.But there is little time for regrets It doesn t take long to reach any place when that place is holding something fearful for you I was before the mayor long before I was ready to see him Seems pretty much like a regular guy to me LOL It was interesting to meet Chaplin this way In other parts of the book he mentions poet and author friends and others he had read and enjoyed Of course I ve added them to my lists to investigate Someday He meets H G Wells and once he gets over his shyness he decides they could be good friends, but he was too intimidated by the idea of meeting George Bernard Shaw to go through with the arranged appointment.Chaplin did not talk as much about the events on the return crossing, but when he got home he was eager to get back to work, so his emotional holiday seemed to do him good, even if it was not as quiet and solitary as he had hoped for in the beginning And sometimes all we need is a shift of focus, a small break in our routine, in order to really appreciate what we have in our daily grind Whether we are famous movie stars or just regular people, right


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    Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyageCe livre est le compte rendu du c l bre acteur comique Hollywoodien du XXe si cle, Charlie Chaplin, alors qu il entame un tour du monde au d but des ann es 30, alors que la crise conomique, le ch mage et la mis re frappent le monde de plein fouet Il se rend d abord en Angleterre, pays de son enfance, o il a v cu une enfance pas tr s heureuse, et connu des d buts difficile, avant d migrer en Am rique et de conna tre une r ussite fulgurante Ses Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyageCe livre est le compte rendu du c l bre acteur comique Hollywoodien du XXe si cle, Charlie Chaplin, alors qu il entame un tour du monde au d but des ann es 30, alors que la crise conomique, le ch mage et la mis re frappent le monde de plein fouet Il se rend d abord en Angleterre, pays de son enfance, o il a v cu une enfance pas tr s heureuse, et connu des d buts difficile, avant d migrer en Am rique et de conna tre une r ussite fulgurante Ses d placement provoquent de v ritables meutes de sympathie dont il go te tout l enthousiasme, mais auquel il doit pourtant se soustraire en se pr cipitant dans un taxi Il ne fr quente plus que des nobles, des politiques, des gens c l bres qui s arrachent sa pr sence Il rencontre Churchill, et lors d un diner o l on demande chacun ce qu il ferait s il tait Mussolini pour redresser le pays, il est le premier s exprimer, et semble ne pas manquer d opinion politiques Il rencontre enfin Gandhi qui l tonne avec sa volont de se d faire des machines pour que son pays acqui re sa libert.En Allemagne, il admire la vitalit de la sc ne artistique, mais la trop grande licence des m urs le g ne Il rencontre un Einstein fort sympathique, qui le laisse sortir de longues tirades conomiques compliqu es, l appelle gentiment l conomiste, et se contente de dire qu il faudrait que chacun ait de quoi vivre et se loger d cemment puisque tout existe en abondance sur cette terre pour y parvenir.En France, il est happ par des nobles qui lui font subir une chasse cour pleine d aventures et de rebondissements Il va s ennuyer sur la C te d Azur, et se perdre dans le souk d Alger Il manque de rencontrer Mussolini On n en finirait pas de faire la liste de tous ceux qu il rencontre Son p riple se poursuit Inde, Indon sie, Japon, puis enfin retour dans sa Californie d adoption.Chaplin est plein de simplicit , de naturel et de bonhommie la lecture est agr able, il truffe son r cit de petite anecdotes plaisantes sur sa vie ou ses changes avec des grands du monde de l poque Mais il manque peu tre un peu de profondeur, car on saute sans arr t du coq l ne J aime beaucoup l artiste, mais l crivain m a moins impressionn a reste n anmoins un t moignage distrayant et sympathique


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    My Trip Abroad , livro de mem rias de uma viagem de f rias de Chaplin Europa no in cio dos anos 20, n o me cativa por a al m As descri es s o sobretudo de passagens entre festas, almo os, jantares, travessias, impress es fugidias em ritmo r pido Contudo h algo nas suas entrelinhas que vale todo o livro Esta afinal uma viagem em busca da solid o e do sil ncio Uma busca em v o, uma impossibilidade de fugir desse monstro devorador chamado multid o Mas a coisa n o assim t o simples C My Trip Abroad , livro de mem rias de uma viagem de f rias de Chaplin Europa no in cio dos anos 20, n o me cativa por a al m As descri es s o sobretudo de passagens entre festas, almo os, jantares, travessias, impress es fugidias em ritmo r pido Contudo h algo nas suas entrelinhas que vale todo o livro Esta afinal uma viagem em busca da solid o e do sil ncio Uma busca em v o, uma impossibilidade de fugir desse monstro devorador chamado multid o Mas a coisa n o assim t o simples Creio que na passagem pela Alemanha, onde finalmente poucas pessoas o reconhecem, que Chaplin se revela afinal triste precisamente por isso, habituado que estava a v nias, salamaleques, pedidos e presentes A fuga confus o, que era afinal uma fuga de si pr prio, revela se uma tentativa frustrada de separar a persona no ecr do homem Mas quando passamos todo o tempo a ser a pessoa p blica, at a pessoa privada sente falta dessa vida bigger than life


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    The story of Chaplin describing his trip to Europe is very eye opening because it shows just what his thought process is really like Many individuals would claim that a comedian sees the world for what it is, but most don t realize that in order to be funny, they must see the world for what is really is, in order to make fun of it.Charlie Chaplin s introspection was a lot deeper than expected in this book I originally took him as a man who took life for what it is and enjoyed it He did that a The story of Chaplin describing his trip to Europe is very eye opening because it shows just what his thought process is really like Many individuals would claim that a comedian sees the world for what it is, but most don t realize that in order to be funny, they must see the world for what is really is, in order to make fun of it.Charlie Chaplin s introspection was a lot deeper than expected in this book I originally took him as a man who took life for what it is and enjoyed it He did that and so muchwith his feelings and thinking s Charlie introspected almost every experience he encountered When he would see the faces of beggers in places where he once was, he did not just see them for what they were but where they came from and where they were going He would foresee their actions at the end of their days walking home to nothingthan a cardboard box in the back alleys nothan a couple of feet away.In one touching moment, Charlie was over looking the homes of London near dusk and he watches as the lights in different homes are turned on, wishing he could peer behind each window and see what each family was like He had this true reflection in his writing that showed he thought not only about the person s actions but also their previous and future actions and from whence they came from and where life is leading them He views events not as a single occurrence but on a moving scale, with its ups and downs.It is also interesting to note that Charlie Chaplin, when confronted with the idea of meeting anyone of great importance or giving an impromptu speech, doubts himself terribly, almost to the point that he says almost nothing at all simply out of fear itself He quickly questions his actions, behaviors, thoughts, ideas, anything that would increase his level of fear and when the movement comes, tries to compose himself as best he can only to end up saying just a few words It should be pointed out though that he only feels this way when the moment is brought up unexpectedly but when the moment is planned and he and the other person have time to talk in private, away from reporters and luring eyes, he is a littleconfident in his words It is during the moments when he is talking to someone of great importance like, H.G Wells, that when they explain how nervous they are, then he signs and conveys the same feeling, leaving him to talkfreely now without having to constantly question everything he thinks or wants to say.It was also interesting to learn of all the places in London that Charlie spent his time growing up in He made it a point to visit with people who he promised he would visit, if he ever became rich and famous Many of those he tried to visit were either gone or still there but did not recognize him, but still thanked him for keeping his word.The story was very touching to read It was great to see how much thought into what he wrote because you could see that he was concerned about what kind of impact his words would have later on I am also surprised that he took the time out to write everything down, because as he explained, his personal time was very short because so many people wanted to meet with him.One last closing remark, the book also contains a great snapshot of society in London because it contains letter that people sent Charlie during his time in Europe Most of the letters were of people needing help paying the bills or those wanting to start businesses with him and just needed some money to get it started but most were just simple lies to help make ends meet.The reading of this book was quick and reflective It is short compared to books today but interesting no less I also read this book because I got to play him in a theatre production


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    Free download available at Project Gutenberg Free download available at Project Gutenberg


  6. says:

    Dieses Buch kann man sich kostenlos und legal bei Project Gutenberg herunterladen.Gro artig Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich nicht besser h tte 5 Sterne vergeben sollen, aber 4 Sterne werden dem Buch auf jeden Fall gerecht G be es Project Gutenberg nicht, h tte ich wahrscheinlich nie herausgefunden, dass dieses Buch berhaupt existiert Und es ist wundervoll Ich wei nicht, wie viel in dem Chaplin in dem Buch besch nigt hat wie weit seine Selbstzensur geht, wie sehr er sich in einem bestimmt Dieses Buch kann man sich kostenlos und legal bei Project Gutenberg herunterladen.Gro artig Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich nicht besser h tte 5 Sterne vergeben sollen, aber 4 Sterne werden dem Buch auf jeden Fall gerecht G be es Project Gutenberg nicht, h tte ich wahrscheinlich nie herausgefunden, dass dieses Buch berhaupt existiert Und es ist wundervoll Ich wei nicht, wie viel in dem Chaplin in dem Buch besch nigt hat wie weit seine Selbstzensur geht, wie sehr er sich in einem bestimmten Lichte darstellen wollte , aber das ist auch nicht wichtig Es wird immer noch genug angedeutet und es ist faszinierend, wenigstens ein bisschen in die Gedanken Welt von Charlie Chaplin einzutauchen Nervt tende Journalisten, Fotografen, Sehnsucht, Humor, Melancholie, der Wunsch nach Publikum, der Wunsch nach Ruhe, ganz Allt gliches irgendwie ist alles dabei Im Prinzip ist es ein Tagebuch von Charlie Chaplin ber seinen Europatrip im Zuge der Ver ffentlichung von The Kid ber den Film selbst erf hrt man brigens nichts, aber daf r umso mehr ber praktisch alles, was seine Reise betrifft und auch einiges ber seine Ansichten Herrlich Ich hab s sehr genossen


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    Uma hist ria de vida, em que podemos viver as emo es que Charlie Chaplin sentiu em algumas das suas viagens, as personalidades que conheceu e as hist rias vividas em locais emblem ticos volta do mundo Podemos reviver e conhecer locais novos e ver uma perspetiva diferente de uma personalidade.


  8. says:

    A short book and a peep into Charlie Chaplin s life.


  9. says:

    A minha viagem pela Europa refere se, como o pr prio t tulo indica, viagem realizada por Charlie Chaplin, em 1922, com o intuito de vir passar f rias Europa e visitar Londres, ap s sete anos de intenso trabalho em Hollywood Procurando passar despercebido e no anonimato, coisa que s poucas vezes consegue atingir com sucesso, Chaplin conta nos o que v , faz, com quem se encontra e que sente quando regressa cidade de Londres e ao local onde nasceu, fazendo o mesmo relativamente sua pass A minha viagem pela Europa refere se, como o pr prio t tulo indica, viagem realizada por Charlie Chaplin, em 1922, com o intuito de vir passar f rias Europa e visitar Londres, ap s sete anos de intenso trabalho em Hollywood Procurando passar despercebido e no anonimato, coisa que s poucas vezes consegue atingir com sucesso, Chaplin conta nos o que v , faz, com quem se encontra e que sente quando regressa cidade de Londres e ao local onde nasceu, fazendo o mesmo relativamente sua passagem por Paris e Berlim Nestas tr s cidades o autor consegue sempre identificar a presen a das consequ ncias da Primeira Guerra Mundial, quatro anos depois desta ter terminado e revela se extremamente observador da realidade, sobretudo no caso da Alemanha, onde sublinha algo, tamb m j destacado por Aquilino Ribeiro na Alemanha Ensanguentada , como seja a mis ria os pedintes , os soldados sem perna e de uniforme gasto do tempo e do uso, e a amargura irrita o quando o assunto o desfecho da Guerra para a Alemanha Por outro lado, e para al m destas refer ncias s cidades no p s Guerra, Chaplin oferece nos um interessante relato sobre o modo como gosta de sentir o seu trabalho reconhecido e ser acarinhado pelo p blico que o acompanha em multid es para todo o lado E ele d sempre o melhor de si, o seu sorriso mais genu no na hora de lhe deixar tirar mais uma fotografia Isto para n o falar na forma genu na e sens vel com que demonstra compaix o por aqueles que vivem em condi es mais desfavorecidas, procurando, sempre que poss vel, ajud los de alguma forma.Enfim, A minha viagem pela Europa revela nos o lado humano escondido atr s do boneco engra ado de bengala, chap u e sapatos grandes, que muitas gargalhadas e momentos de descontra o conseguiu arrancar a todos os f s do admir vel mundo do cinema e, n o recomend vel, mas sim altamente recomend vel Olho para a lua e para as estrelas e diz me qu o est pida a festa, qualquer festa, comparada com a beleza da noite O sil ncio um dom universal e do qual poucos de n s desfrutam Talvez porque n o possa ser comprado Os homens ricos compram ru do As almas deliciam se com os sil ncio da natureza Chaplin, 2011, pp.38 e 39


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    O livro lindo.O Charlie Chaplin mostra se t o humano e expressa tantas emo es e pensamentos que quase poss vel esquecer a figura engra ada do homem conhecido pelo seu chap u, bigode, bengala e sapatos Interroga se sobre o que se passa sua volta e quem s o as pessoas que o rodeiam com uma ligeireza educada e sempre com o maior respeito e admira o, raramente as julgando Olha para os principais problemas da sociedade bastante actuais mesmo 100 anos mais tarde , reconhecendo os e admitind O livro lindo.O Charlie Chaplin mostra se t o humano e expressa tantas emo es e pensamentos que quase poss vel esquecer a figura engra ada do homem conhecido pelo seu chap u, bigode, bengala e sapatos Interroga se sobre o que se passa sua volta e quem s o as pessoas que o rodeiam com uma ligeireza educada e sempre com o maior respeito e admira o, raramente as julgando Olha para os principais problemas da sociedade bastante actuais mesmo 100 anos mais tarde , reconhecendo os e admitindo que nunca far nada para os alterar at porque n o tem esse poder.Impressionou me mais quando nas ltimas paginas refere um jornal que fala do desarmamento e o deixa esperan oso que a humanidade finalmente encontrar paz, publicado em 1920 entre a primeira e segunda guerra, esta nota ecoa uma esperan a destro ada e pena quando a leio em 2013.Adorei do principio ao fim, uma excelente literatura de viagem


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