Daily Archives: August 16, 2012

Remy Charlip

Remy Charlip has died. I knew him best for the one-of-a-kind brilliant Fortunately, but he also was a dancer, co-founder of the delightful children’s theater company The Paper Bag Players, and the model for Georges Méliès in Brian Selznick’s Hugo Cabret.  In his Caldcott Acceptance Speech Brian spoke about him at length and links to this essay (and has this page all about him on his Hugo site). I was privileged to be on hand for that speech (as it was the year I was on the Newbery Committee and Laura Amy Schlitz also gave a memorable speech) and will never forget that Remy Charlip was there too.


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