Hollywood started the switch to sound in 1929, but Charlie Chaplin continued to make silent films—City Lights, Modern Times—throughout the thirties, and it wasn’t until 1940 with THE GREAT DICTATOR that audiences heard his voice.
LACMA will end their Chaplin month with a 35mm print screening of this political satire.
THE GREAT DICTATOR, Tuesday, June 26, at 1 pm.
BING THEATRE, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator.