Some of the archive material held at Exeter University’s Bill Douglas Centre for the history of film has been loaned to Tate Britain for the its summer show is Rude Britannia: British Comic Art.
The material and the museum itself will be part of a three-part BBC4 programme Rude Britannia, tying in with the exhibition. The programme is on Monday-Wednesday this week (June 14 to June 16).
The Tate was loaned comic books featuring the little tramp from as early as 1915 and comic postcards from the same period and publicity material from Chaplin’s 1940 classic The Great Dictator is used in the political satire section of the exhibition.
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