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Theatrical Release of Monsieur Verdoux - Paris June 2005

  • To coincide with the opening of the Chaplin in Pictures exhibition at the Jeu de Paume museum, MK2 has decided to release “Monsieur Verdoux”:/en/articles/8 theatrically at MK2 Hautefeuille in Paris.

  • Sortie en salle à Paris au “MK2 Hautefeuille”: le 8 Juin de “Monsieur Verdoux” coincidant avec l’exposition du Jeu de Paumes.

“MK2 Hautefeuille”:
7 rue Hautefeuille 75006 Paris
Station Odeon
Tous les dimanches / horaire: 11h10

The Film and Entertainment auction London December 2004

Chaplin items from Maurice Bessy’s collection will be offered in the forthcoming Film and Entertainment Christie auction on Tuesday 14 December 2004 at 2pm at Christie South Kensington, London.

Viewing Times :
* Sunday 12 December 1pm-4pm * Monday 13 December 9am-7.30pm * Tuesday 14 December 9am-12 noon

Various Chaplin items will be available such as a rare prop moustache from Chaplin’s famous Tramp costume ( estimate: ?3,000-?5,000); his cane from “Modern Times”:/en/articles/6 (Estimate:?8,000-?12,000); his truncheon from Easy Street and his whistle from “City Lights”:/en/articles/4 (estimate ? 1,500-?2,500)

The catalogue for the auction is about to be produced and will be available shortly.

For more information: see

Coffret Courts métrages

French release only. Available in France on 8th December 2004. Same films already released in USA under title: “The Chaplin Revue” distributed by “Warner”:

Un coffret réunissant une sélection de 4 courts-métrages parmi les meilleurs de Charles Chaplin (Charlot et le masque de fer, Jour de paye, Une idylle aux champs, Une journée de plaisir) ainsi que la célebre série Chaplin Revue. Disponible à partir du 8 décembre chez “MK2 BOUTIQUE”:

The Chaplin-kono Conference I

Japan March 2006

The Chaplin Society of Japan will held the Chaplin-Kono Conference in Kyoto in Japan from the 25th to 27th of March 2006. The aim of the Chaplin-Kono Conference was to reassess Charlie Chaplin and his secretary Kono Totaichi. Kono worked for Chaplin from 1916 to 1934 and was Chaplin’s right hand man. But little is known about him. However a lot of new materials were found recently and Kono’s biography is becoming clear.

There was also an exhibition of the huge amount of collection by Higashijima Tomie’s large collection, wich included Chaplin’s portrait with his autograph for Kono, Chaplin’s train ticket, Virginia Cherrill’s portrait with her autograph for Kono, more than 300 precious photos such as Chaplin and Al Jolson or Kono and Laurel and Hardy or Ida Lupino, Kono’s own srapbook with a lot of precious newspaper clippings from those days, more than 500 pieces of letters to Kono and Chaplin and so on.

Ms Higashijima Tomie, Kono’s second wife, talked about her memories of Kono.This conference and exhibition offered new information on Chaplin.

h3. March 25th 2006:

  • Professor Frank Scheide “The influence of English Music Hall on the Nonverbal Expression of Charles Spencer Chaplin”.

  • Cecilia Ceaciarelli from The Cineteca di Bologna talked about Chaplin’s unmade project.

  • Davide Pozzi from The Cineteca di Bolognawill talked about restoration of Chaplin’s films with a screening of Keystone films.

  • Professor Kathryn Millard talked about Chaplin’s imitators and will screen clips from her new documentary on Chaplin’s imitators.

h3. March 26th 2006:

  • Professor Nakagaki Kotaro “Chaplin and American culture”

  • Professor Hattori Yuki “The History of Japan’s acceptance of Chaplin”

  • David Robinson talked about Music Hall and Chaplin.

  • Ono Hiroyuki talked about “Chaplin and Japan “Kono Toraichi”

  • Clyde Kusatsu talked about Kono and will screen clips from his new documentary on Kono: Chaplin’s driver.

  • Professor Constance B.Kuriyama talked about Kono and von Ulm.

  • Higashijima Tomie talked about her husband Kono

  • The actress Kuroyanagi Tomie talked about Chaplin, whom she met in New York in 1972.

  • Josephine Chaplin talked about her father, interviewed by Ono Hiroyuki.