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Charlie Chaplin Autographed Photo
- This autographed photo of Charlie Chaplin commemorates a legendary occasion for the actor
- It was taken during a trip to Vienna in 1931, where he was first filmed speaking on camera
- Chaplin's stardom is undeniable, and he is an enduring figure of 20th-century popular culture
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In the now-legendary reel, known as Charly Chaplin in Wien, throngs of fans await the star's arrival at a train station. The moment Chaplin disembarks from his train, the crowd lifts him up on their shoulders in adoration as he tips his hat to them and smiles. But it is the very end of the film that has made this particular newsreel, commemorated here in this photo, so remarkable. Mayer manages to capture the first time Chaplin is ever recorded speaking on film. He greets the camera, and the Austrian people, directly with a warm "Guten Tag." This autographed photo is a reminder of not only Chaplin's undeniable stardom, but also what this icon represented and championed — the magic of film.
Signed "Charlie Chaplin / Vienna '31"
14 3/4" high x 11 3/4" wide