Charlie Chaplin Press Photograph Arriving at Southampton 1952
Subject of Press Photograph: Charlie Chaplin
Date of the Press Photograph: September 23 1952
Event of the Press Photograph:
To quote the reporter's typed note to the reverse of the photograph:
"London-born CHARLIE CHAPLIN, greatest comedian of the century, stepped ashore at Southampton at 8.30 a.m. today (Tuesday). With his wife and four children, he had crossed the Atlantic in the Cunard liner 'Queen Elizabeth' for a six-months' visit, during whch, in addition to an extensive tour of Britain, they hope to see something of France,Italy and Holland."
"PICTURE SHOWS: CHARLIE CHAPLIN with his wife and two of theri daughters - GERALDINE, AGED 8, and JOSEPHINE, aged 3 - walking on the deck of the 'Queen Elizabeth' at Southampton this morning."
Size of Press Photograph: 8.00 x 10.00 inches (approximately)
Condition of the Press Photograph:
The press photograph bears the P.A. Reuter rubber stamp to the reverse and typed green reporter's slip adhered also to the reverse.
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.