Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chaplin's megaphone and clapboard


This megaphone and clapboard, from the collection of Robert Florey, assistant director on Monsieur Verdoux (1947), were sold in a 2004 Christie’s auction. The megaphone is from the early 1930s, but was also used during the filming of The Great Dictator (1940), according to Florey. You can see Charlie using a very similar megaphone, below, on the set of Modern Times (1936).

1 comment:

  1. Having that megaphone would be incredibly cool - I could so see it on my bookshelf alongside my books of his.

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