Visit the Chaplin section of the London Film Museum.
In the same part of London where Charlie grew up, you can learn about the early music hall stars who influenced Chaplin’s work, and watch fantastic Pathé footage of some of them synched with recordings of their songs. See Charlie’s childhood homes and schools, and details of his early UK stage career.
Devised by Leslie Hardcastle, creator of the prizewinning Museum of the Moving Image (1989-1998), in collaboration with David Robinson, Chaplin’s biographer, the exhibition tells Chaplin’s story in six main sections, evoking consecutive phases of his dramatic rise from rags to riches.
The London Film Museum, based in County Hall, has been growing rapidly ever since it opened in 2008. This new exhibition marks a major investment by the museum to produce a spectacular tribute to a great Londoner who they say “remains the single most outstanding figure in all film history. “
The Charlie Chaplin - The Great Londoner exhibition will be a permanent feature and entry is included in the admission price of the London Film Museum.
County Hall, Riverside Building London London SE1 7PB