Charlie Chaplin 1952 Press Photograph at The Savoy London
Subject of Press Photograph:
This rare Charlie Chaplin press photograph features a close-up impromptu photograph of Charlie Chaplin, his family and leading lady Claire Bloom from the Charlie Chaplin film Limelight.
Date of the Press Photograph: Sept 23 1952
Event of the Press Photograph:
The reporter's green slip adhered to the reverse of the press photograph reads:
"The Chaplins With Claire Bloom"
"Charlkie Chaplin, with his wife, Oona, his eldest son, Sidney (should read 'Sydney') , and Claire Bloom, leading lady in his new film 'Limelight' (second right) at the Savoy Hotel, London, this evening (Tuesday). Romance has been rumoured between Claire and Sidney, but Charlie, questioned about an engagement, said yesterday "As far as I know it's all up to Miss Bloom'. Chaplin and his family are on a six months visit to Europe."
Size of Press Photograph: 6.00 x 8.00 inches (approximately)
Condition of the Press Photograph:
Condition of the Charlie Chaplin press photograph is Near Mint with only the very slightest and lightest of creasing that is very small and minor and only mentioned for completeness. A very rare Charlie Chaplin press photograph of museum quality.
This is an important Charlie Chaplin press photograph since Chaplin was refused re-entry into the U.S. due to what they believed was a Communist sympathiser. However, on this day Charlie Chaplin was reported in the Guardian newspaper as saying that he was not a Communist.