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Charlie Chaplin made his famous silent comedy "Modern Times" in 1936 at his studio complex on La Brea, just off Sunset Boulevard. This time his Little Tramp character was an assembly line worker who gets trapped in the wheels of the giant machines making something or other – and then he becomes just one more part of those giant machines. Maybe it wasn't a comedy. But Modern Times are back. The giant wheels are now at Wilshire and La Brea – a new subway under construction...
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