Monday, March 14, 2016

Day By Day: 1936

Saturday, March 14th: Leaving for Singapore

After a couple of cold, foggy days in Hong Kong (including Friday the 13th) the Chaplin party embarked for Singapore aboard the Japanese ship, Suwa Maru.* They'll arrive at their destination on the 18th.

Charlie, Paulette, and her mother, Alta, on the Suwa Maru.
Posing with crew members

*This was Chaplin's second voyage on the Suwa Maru. He sailed on the ship from Naples to Japan (via the Suez canal) in 1932.

Stay tuned for more in "Day By Day: 1936." Catch up on previous posts here.

2 comments:

  1. I've seen these before and always wondered - "what's up, Alta?" - both are obviously posed photographs, not candids, since the staff even sits with them for the second photo.

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    1. She must have had a great view because she refuses to divert her eyes and look at the camera.

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