The Chaplin in Pictures exhibition opened in its new venue in Bologna, Italy, on Saturday June 1st. This is the first time that an exhibition has been held in Bologna’s newly restored Sala Borsa, and it was opened with great pomp and circumstance by the Mayor.
Nino Comba has done a wonderful job installing Sam Stourdzé’s exhibition into the gallery running around the main hall. He has also created fun Chaplin boards outside the hall in the Piazza Maggiore, with solar powered lights so they are lit at night.
The Cineteca di Bologna has added to the original exhibition – which now contains photos from the set of A Countess of Hong Kong by Sophia Loren’s photographer Tazio Secchiaroli, a series of original drawings for the set of “The Great Dictator”:/en/articles/13 and a section of audiovisual documents about Chaplin’s reception in Italy, including an interview with Federico Fellini.
A special Chaplin/Bologna tote bag, postcards, posters and books are for sale in the Sala Borsa, including a new Italian version of the exhibition catalogue.