Charlie Chaplin rare close-up press photograph measuring 8 x 10 inches waving outside the Savoy Hotel is for sale. The reverse of the photograph has a P.A. Reuter rubber stamp to the reverse together with a green typed slip adhered to the reverse that states:
“Chaplin’s Beam for a London Crowd
Sept 23rd 1952 PAR 31375-9
No longer the sad-faced little comedian, Charlie Chaplin beams and waves to the crowd outside the Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, this evening (Tuesday).
Chaplin, accompanied by his family, arrived in London to-day for the premiere of his new film ‘Lime light’.
Sept 23rd 1952 PAR 31375-9 (F-G)”
Condition of this Charlie Chaplin press photograph is in Fine.
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.