"Charlie Chaplin - Images of a myth" at Palais Lumière in Evian

From December 16, 2011 to May 20, 2012
  • Modern Times (1936)

    Modern Times (1936)

    © Roy Export Company Establishment, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

  • Modern Times (1936)

    Modern Times (1936)

    © Roy Export S.A.S, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

  • The Floorwalker (1916)

    The Floorwalker (1916)

    © Roy Export Company Establishment, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

  • Charles Chaplin and Mack Swain (1923-1925)

    Charles Chaplin and Mack Swain (1923-1925)

    © Roy Export Company Establishment, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

  • The Gold Rush (1924)

    The Gold Rush (1924)

    © Roy Export Company Establishment, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

  • Limelight (1952)

    Limelight (1952)

    © Roy Export S.A.S, courtesy Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

"Charlie Chaplin - Images of a myth" at Palais Lumière in Evian 74500 Evian-les-Bains fr

What does the image of Chaplin represent today? What do we really know about Charlot, the world-famous character who first appeared in The Kid 90 years ago? A Hollywood star who was idolised as well as criticised, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. 1889 in London, d. 1977 in Vevey, Switzerland) is one of the legends of the 20th century. The exhibition includes legendary images of the star as well as many others that fuelled the Chaplin myth.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Archives of the Chaplin Studios which have gathered together photos from the 60-year career and public life of the filmmaker. It showcases more than 200 photos arranged around themes and films, which all come from Chaplin family collections that have been held at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne since 2011.

The contemporary photos from the period and the modern prints taken from negatives that have been selected for the exhibition show Chaplin’s universe from both an historical and artistic perspective. The exhibition also features film clips, posters, newspaper cuttings, and avant-garde works from private and public collections.

Admission fees and rates

Rate : 10€ / Reduced rate : 8€ / free for children under 10 years old

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