Reading: 'My Autobiography -Charles Chaplin'.
Operative quote: 'The word "art" never entered my head or my vocabulary. The theatre meant a livelihood and nothing more.' That's the same set of rules I use, actually.
Chaplin is as meticulous and in-depth a writer as he was a genius at making films. I've been watching some of his earlier movies online and I'm amazed he got through his career without a broken neck! Modern Times is my favorite Chaplin film.
Also reading: 'L. Frank Baum - Royal Historian of Oz'
Operative quote from his step-mother: 'He's a good-for-nothing dreamer'.
I find it's interesting that they're both set in the same time... early 20th century and have to do with breaking into new art forms.
* Factoid: Charlie Chaplin always cut his own hair... as do I. Hmmm....