Sunday, August 16, 2015

THE CROTON CONNECTION, MAX EASTMAN & CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton -- our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools -- in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.  

While researching items for the next installment of Everything Croton's "We Love Silent Films", an "elve" came across this interesting 1919 article featuring Charlie Chaplin and Croton's own Max Eastman: CHAPLIN DENIES AIDING MAX EASTMAN'S PAPER. Click on the images below, which also includes a 1927 promo for Chaplin's "The Circus". 

You may also enjoy: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/we-love-silent-films-more-gloria.html

AND ROBERT SCOTT'S MAX EASTMAN, CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/robert-scotts-latest-chronicles-of.html 

1 comment:

  1. Like Floyd Dell, Eastman would later recant socialism: Wikipedia In later life, however, Eastman changed his views, becoming highly critical of socialism and communism after his experiences during a nearly two-year stay in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, as well as later studies. He was influenced by the deadly rivalry between Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin, by which Trotsky was assassinated, as well as the wholesale abuses committed during the Great Purge. Eastman became an advocate of free-market economics and anti-communism, while remaining an atheist and independent thinker.

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