Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

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Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published October 1922
12 1/2 in. x 9 5/8 in. (316 mm x 243 mm) overall
Given by Terence Pepper, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x193425

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  • James Abbe (1883-1973), Photographer. Artist or producer associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Current affairs

The British Broadcasting Company (later British Broadcasting Corporation) is established to experiment with radio broadcasting. It is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, providing radio, television and Internet services to the public in Britain and across the world.

Art and science

1922 is a key year for modernist literature with the publication of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's poem, The Waste Land. Both broke new ground with Ulysses (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey) introducing the 'stream of consciousness' narrative technique, and The Waste Land experimenting with multiple voices and a patchwork of literary, historic, mythological and personal allusions.

International

The Soviet Union is formed under Joseph Stalin who takes power after Lenin suffers a debilitating stroke.
In an attempt to avoid civil war, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy invites Benito Mussolini to form a new government following the Fascist Party's March on Rome.

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