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DESIGN A LOGO CONTEST!


Create an original logo to accompany Chaplin events and communication for 2019, the 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth. The winning logo will be used by the Chaplin office (Roy Export, Bubbles Incorporated) and their licensees, and by Chaplin’s World by Grévin.

The winning logo must contain the number 130, refer to Charlie Chaplin (image or name), be readable and identifiable in a 2cm x 2.5cm format, and understandable to an international audience. No more than three colours (in addition to black, white and grey) may be used. Submissions must be as Jpeg or PDF files.

The creator of the winning logo will receive 2 tickets to the fabulous CHAPLIN’S WORLD museum, and two nights for two in a double room at the 4 star Modern Times Hotel in Vevey, Switzerland.

Deadline for submissions: 5th September 2018, 23h59, Paris time.

TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY:

Firstly, please read the competition rules, here. Secondly, please send your logo proposal(s) before the deadline as a Jpeg or PDF file by e-mail to office@charliechaplin.com. In the text of the message please write the following :
- your name
- our postal address
- Your phone number
- Your e-mail contact if it is different from the address that you are e-mailing from

Type, in English “I confirm that I have read and understood the competition rules & regulations” and write your name again. Any submission received without this information will be disregarded.


Meet the OG Distracted Boyfriend


As posted yesterday on Reddit and Gizmodo, and subsequently all over the internet, the “distracted boyfriend” meme has actually been around for nearly a century. Charlie Chaplin gave us the original image.

Watch the original film clip from Chaplin’s 1922 Pay Day on our Youtube channel:



Charlie Chaplin: A Vision at Yuz Museum, Shanghai


A new major retrospective exhibition, Charlie Chaplin: A Vision, featuring our photographic archives will premiere at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China from June 8 to October 7, 2018. Conceived as an international project, Charlie Chaplin. A Vision was co-produced by the Musée de l’Elysée and the Yuz Museum, and curated in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna.

Charlie Chaplin is the founder of modern comedy, one of most influential performing artists and film directors of the 20th century. His comical image with bowler hat, bamboo cane and small moustache is well known and deeply rooted in people worldwide. Receiving a Special Oscar in 1928 for The Circus and an Academy Honorary Award in 1972, Chaplin made an immeasurable contribution to the development of film in the 20th century. He himself was a famous pacifist and social activist.

The Charles Chaplin photographic archive was entrusted to the Musée de l’Elysée in January 2011 by the Chaplin Association and Roy Export SAS. Some 20,000 negatives, prints and original albums cover 60 years of the professional and private life of the filmmaker. The collection includes photographs from film sets documenting the shooting of each film for the studios, photographs of scenes from films and promotional images, as well as travel albums and official portraits signed by well-known photographers such as James Abbe, Edward Steichen and Richard Avedon.

Presented in chronological order, the exhibition’s aim is to help us to better understand the modernity of Charles Chaplin and of his timeless character by shedding a new light on their deep humanism. Who was Charles Chaplin? What had he seen of this world and how did it influence his art? What was he trying to transmit to us? How did the world and especially the artists of his time perceive the man and the tramp? How is he perceived by modern artists? The exhibition explores the reasons for his success, those that brought about and nourished his critical fortunes, and measures the role that the photographic image played in the prosperity of the legend.

By taking a shot/countershot approach to his life and career, and by revealing the secrets of his cinematic language, the exhibition also attempts to re-evaluate Chaplin’s revolutionary artistic heritage. With over 300 photographs and documents from the Chaplin Archives and almost two hours of film clips, the exhibition also includes items from private collections and public institutions (original posters, videos, paintings, drawings, lithographs) that highlight the impact of the figure of Charles Chaplin on the production of international artists, from the avant-garde artists of the 1920s to today, such as Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, Erwin Blumenfeld, Varvara Stepanova, Tony DeLap, C215 and Lita Cabellut.



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