Cinema, Television and Radio Auction

Hollywood’s sale of the century

Scotsman.com News – Entertainment
9 Dec 2004
CRAIG BROWN

“WHEN it comes to famous 20th-century icons, Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp is undoubtedly one of the most memorable images in cinematic history.

Nearly 100 years on from his screen debut, the London-born Hollywood star’s creation is still instantly recognisable, even in silhouette, while his trademark toothbrush moustache and walking cane are inextricably linked to his slapstick character.

Next week, these two items will form the centre-piece of a unique collection of memorabilia from Chaplin’s films and life which is part of a remarkable auction of treasures encompassing almost 100 years of cinema, television and radio taking place at Christie’s in London on 14 December.”

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