Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Charlie greets the press & newsreel cameras aboard the Mauretania in Plymouth, England, February 19th, 1931

After Chaplin finished City Lights, he decided to take a brief European vacation to promote the film. He had not set foot in England, his native country, in nearly ten years. Although, he had initially planned to be abroad for only a month or so, he ended up staying for 18 months--traveling to all corners of the world. Watch Charlie nervously pose for the newsreel cameras here.

One year ago today my World Tour Revisited series officially began. It has been quite a learning experience for me and I have enjoyed the research (which I love anyway). This period of Charlie's life has always fascinated me. I will be sad when the series ends in June.


  1. you should publish this series as a book!!!

    1. Oh, trust me, I've thought about it! But I don't see it happening. I wouldn't even know where to begin such a task.

  2. I'm going to be sad when the series ends!