Showing posts with label Ernst Van Leyden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ernst Van Leyden. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve, 1948

Oona, who is pregnant with Josephine, gets a kiss on the hand from artist Ernst van Leyden at a party given by Sam Spiegel. Charlie is in the background.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Artist couple Ernst & Karin Van Leyden create a portrait of Oona, 1947

The painting depicts Oona as wife and mother with Chaplin as the The Little Tramp framed in the background. The children are Geraldine and Michael.

The first, second, and fifth photos are from Cinemonde magazine (Nov. 11, 1947) and courtesy of Dominique Dugros (thanks for your help!) All other photos are from Charlie Chaplin by Maurice Bessy (3rd & 4th) & Remembering Charlie by Jerry Epstein (last).


Here the painting can be seen hanging in Chaplin's foyer at his Hollywood home, at left above the organ. (Chaplin, at far right with Oona, was hosting a party for the Circle Theater players, c. Oct. 1947)