Chaplin's features include The Kid (1920), The Gold Rush (1924), The Circus (1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), Monsieur Verdoux (1947), and Limelight (1952). He enjoyed immense worldwide popularity, though this was tempered by his refusal to use sound until 1940. His political sympathies and various personal scandals contributed to his declining popularity. In 1952, he was barred on political grounds from re-entering the United States and lived thereafter in Switzerland. In 1975 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. His fourth wife was Oona O'Neill, the daughter of Eugene O'Neill. He won an Academy Award in 1972 for his score to Limelight.
See his My Trip Abroad (1922) and autobiography (1964); biographies by C. Chaplin, Jr. (1960) and P. Tyler (1947, repr. 1972); G. D. McDonald et al., The Films of Charlie Chaplin (1965); K. S. Lynn, Charlie Chaplin and His Times (1997); J. Vance, Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema (2003).
See biography by P. Broadbent (1996); G. D. Rhodes, dir., Solo Flight (video documentary, 1997).
Charlie's Angels is a television series about three women who work for a private investigation agency, and is one of the first shows to showcase women in roles traditionally reserved for men. The series was broadcast on the ABC Television Network from 1976 to 1981 and was one of the most successful series of the 1970s. Charlie's Angels was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Charlie's Angels is episodic in nature, as opposed to serial, thus each episode shows the Angels finding themselves in new situations in which they would go undercover to investigate. The undercover aspect of the show creates much of the plot interest and tension. In the early seasons of the show, the Angels, under their assumed identities, use a combination of sexual wiles and knowledge learned for the situation in which they are being placed, but by the third and fourth seasons, the writing has a tendency to stray from the sex appeal (see "As 'Jiggle TV'") and focus more on the case at hand.
|Sabrina Duncan||Kate Jackson||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from L.A. police academy||Seasons 1-3|
|Jill Munroe||Farrah Fawcett-Majors||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from L.A. police academy||Season 1, recurring seasons 3-4|
|Kelly Garrett||Jaclyn Smith||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from L.A. police academy||Seasons 1-5|
|Kris Munroe||Cheryl Ladd||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from San Francisco police academy, Jill's younger sister||Seasons 2-5|
|Tiffany Welles||Shelley Hack||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from Boston police academy||Season 4|
|Julie Rogers||Tanya Roberts||Private investigator for Townsend Associates||Graduate from modeling school||Season 5|
|John Bosley||David Doyle||Private investigator, office manager for Townsend Associates||Seasons 1-5|
|Charlie Townsend||John Forsythe||Owner of Townsend Associates (voice only)||Former police chief and private investigator||Seasons 1-5|
Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Charlie's Angels on ABC.
|Season||Time slot||Première||Finale||TV Season|| Season |
|1||Wednesday 10:00 P.M.||September 22, 1976||May 4, 1977||1976-1977||#5||18.4|
|2||Wednesday 9:00 P.M.||September 14, 1977||May 10, 1978||1977-1978||#4∞||17.8|
|3||September 13, 1978||May 16, 1979||1978-1979||#12||18.2|
|4||September 12, 1979||May 7, 1980||1979-1980||#20||'15.9|
|5|| Sunday 8:00 P.M. (November 30, 1980 - January 11, 1981)|
Saturday 8:00 P.M. (January 24, 1981 - February 28, 1981)
Wednesday 8:00 P.M. (June 3, 1981 - June 24, 1981)
|November 30, 1980||June 24, 1981||1980-1981||#59||—|
|Season||Ep #||Discs||Release date||Notes|
|1||23||5||May 27, 2003||Includes 90-minute pilot tele-film|
|2||24||6||April 06, 2004||The two-hour episodes "Angels in Paradise" and "Angels on Ice" appear as syndicated versions|
|3||22||6||July 04, 2006||The two-hour episodes "Angels in Vegas" and "Terror on Skis" appear as syndicated versions|
Four women were selected to be in a show called Angels '88, which was to serve as an updated version of the show. The show was later named Angels '89 after production delays, but the show ultimately never aired. From 1998–1999, Telemundo and Sony produced a show called Ángeles. The weekly hour format did not catch on with Hispanic viewers, who are accustomed to watching telenovelas nightly and the series was soon canceled. In 2002, a German version of Charlie's Angels, Wilde Engel, was produced by the German channel RTL. The show was known as Anges de choc in French-speaking countries, and as Three Wild Angels in English-speaking ones.
The series inspired two feature films from Flower Films production company: Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), with John Forsythe returning to voice Charlie. Whereas most movie remakes of 1970s TV shows, like Starsky and Hutch, are actually remakes, the Charlie's Angels films are set in a different time. The mythology goes that whenever an Angel leaves, she is replaced so there are always three. The second film had more nods to the TV series than the first film, with Jaclyn Smith making a brief cameo as Kelly Garrett.
April 2008 - Ojom announced a new Charlie's Angels mobile phone game titled: Charlie's Angels: Hellfire. The game is now available on operator portals across Europe.
Even though it was not directly part of the show, Farrah Fawcett-Majors also released a poster of her sporting a red bathing suit that became the biggest selling poster in history with 12 million copies sold. This poster also helped the burgeoning popularity of the series.
In the on-line comic Erfworld, one side in The Battle for Gobwin Knob hires three glowing, flying female combatants from an unseen "Charlie". One is blond and two are dark-haired. They first appear in silhouette in Page 42 of the comic and in the final frame of Page 69, after dispensing with some "Dwagons" of the opposing side, once again take up the iconic pose of Charlie's Angels. They are referred to as "Charlie's Archons". In the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, in the context of which the Erfworld story is placed, an archon is a documented character. In Gnosticism, an archon occupies a role similar to the angels of the Old Testament.