Charlie Chaplin at Waterloo Station Press Photograph 1952
Subject of Press Photograph:
This Charlie Chaplin press photograph shows Charlie Chaplin and Oona Chaplin surrounded by press at Waterloo Station, London, with Charlie and Oona clearly visible to the centre of the photograph.
Date of the Press Photograph: September 23, 1952
Event of the Press Photograph:
Promotional tour for his latest film, Limelight. The typed green slip adhered to the reverse by the reporter states:
"CHARLIE CHAPLIN, greatest comedian of the century, returned to his native London this morning (Tuesday). With his wife and four children, he stepped ashore at Souuthampton at 8.30 a.m., from the Cunard Liner 'Queen Elizabeth,' in whcih they had crossed from New York; shortly afterwards they boarded the boat train fror London. They have come on a six-months' visit, during which they hope to see something of France, Italy and Holland, as well as an eztensive tour of Britain."
"PICTURE SHOWS: CHARLILE CHAPLIN facesthe cameras on arrival at Waterloo Station, London, this morning."
Size of Press Photograph: 6.00 x 8.00 inches (approxinately)
Condition of the Press Photograph:
The Charlie Chaplin press photograph has the P.A. Reuter rubber stamp and typed details on green paper adhered to the reverse of the Charlie Chaplin press photograph giving details for the circumstances for the photograph (see above).
Condition of this Charlie Chaplin press photograph is Near Fine with only very minimal wear to the top of the photograph that is barely noticeable and only mentioned for completeness.
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.