ROME — Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" can still draw a massive crowd after 80 years. An estimated 7,000 spectators packed Bologna's Piazza Maggiore square to catch the 1936 classic starring Chaplin…
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the…
ROME – Italo auteur Marco Bellocchio has been appointed president of Italy’s Cineteca di Bologna, the prominent film archives known globally as a prime film preservation entity and also for its…
Jimmy Murphy, who founded Jimmy’s, the Beverly Hills restaurant popular with entertainment talent and execs throughout the 1980s and ’90s, died Friday in Beverly Hills of pancreatic cancer. He was…
ROME – Meryl Streep will be feted by Italy's Giffoni Film Festival for children, the unique cinematic holiday camp of sorts where kids, teens and young adults from all over the world watch movies…
The most treacherous part of producing a biomusical about an iconic performer is finding an actor who can convincingly handle the role.
Tramp bio-tuner "Chaplin" has lined up its Broadway theater and dates, skedding a Gotham stint that opens in September at the Barrymore Theater.
France's PGS Ent. has inked several pre-sales pacts on "Chaplin & Co," a Euros 8.4 million ($12.1 million) 3D toon series featuring Charlie Chaplin's tramp character.
Japanese director Masayuki Suo tries out some new steps in hybrid docu/performance film "Dancing Chaplin."
Play has its moments but falls into the usual trap of trying to cover too much ground.
Just for Variety: "I once gave Charlie Chaplin a hand job." That's the opening line in "Nana's Boy" for Shirley Jones, who once played the hooker-with-a-heart -- and won an Oscar in "Elmer Gantry."