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The Kid: The Exhibition


From 18 March to 25 September 2022, Chaplin’s World will pay homage to Chaplin’s first feature-length work as a director, The Kid, with a new exhibition created by Yves Durand and produced by the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation. Through the lens of Chaplin’s own childhood, it will give kids and adults alike a chance to discover Chaplin’s life journey, from London slums to worldwide fame.

More details about “The Kid: The Exhibition” on Chaplin’s World’s website.

Chaplin’s World will host screenings of The Kid on:
- 23 March & 16 April 2022 (with Eugene Chaplin), and on
- 19 and 26 April 2022.


Introducing Our New Spreadshirt Shop


We are happy to announce the launch of Spreadshirt’s new official Charlie Chaplin shop, where you can find t-shirts and other clothing, home goods and accessories. Shop now!

The web store is operated and managed by our new licensee Spreadshirt (agent Greenlight Rights). Items are available in the UK, Eire, Channel Islands, NORDICS, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic & Benelux.


Toulouse Cinémathèque Pays Homage to Chaplin


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The Cinémathèque de Toulouse is celebrating Charlie Chaplin with a retrospective from January 4 to February 16, 2022.

Full programme on La Cinémathèque de Toulouse’s website.

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2022, the Cinémathèque de Toulouse is also organizing live-to-film concerts of The Circus at L’Escale in Tournefeuille, where the film will be accompanied live by the Orchestre Symphonique de l’École d’Enseignements Artistiques de Tournefeuille playing Chaplin’s score, conducted by Claude Puysségur. More details here.



Online Discussion: 100 Years of The Kid - The Reality of Child Stardom


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Online Discussion on November 30th at 6:00 PM GMT: 100 Years of The Kid - The Reality of Child Stardom

In 1921, five-year-old Jackie Coogan was propelled to stardom in THE KID, one of Chaplin’s most personal movies, resonating his own childhood experiences and his rag-to-riches story.

Jackie, only four when shooting started, was to become a prototype for the child actor as we know it. He went from whirlwind fame to suing his mother and stepfather over their squandering of his entire film earnings, which he had expected to receive when he reached adulthood. In 1939, thanks to his court case, the California Child Actor’s Bill, also known as the “Coogan Act”, was passed to protect the rights of child performers and entertainers and is still the basis for current US legislation.

Join Dr. Carol Homden, group Chief Executive of Coram, Kate Guyonvarch from The Chaplin Office in Paris, Pamela Hutchinson, editor of Silent London, and Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton, Managing Director of Coram International, for a discussion on this landmark change in legislation for child performers.

Book here. Proceeds will go to children’s charity Coram. Admission is free for our social media followers. Just join the guest list as “Chaplin Office Subscribers”.