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September 24, 2023 12:42 pm

A Program Launched by Pennsylvania Artist to Promote the Legacy of Charlie Chaplin

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On Thu., Sept. 29, a program named “Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days” will be premiered at the Harris Theater. The new program is a newly restored version of Chaplin’s 1918 war comedy “Shoulder Arms” and features an interactive presentation. 

Dan Kamin, the person behind the fruition of the program, is a mime performer and author based in Pittsburgh. As a student of the life and work of Charlie Chaplin, Kamin is dedicated to promoting the legacy of “the most famous person that had ever lived in the world.” While he was attending college at Carnegie Mellon University, Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” was what persuaded him to change his major from industrial design to performance. Due to his accomplishment and fame in the field, Kamin was hired to help Robert Downey who was then starring in the 1992 movie “Chaplin.” Kamin is also the author of the book “The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion.”