Charlie Chaplin

Rising to fame during the silent film era, Charlie Chaplin went from a life of poverty to becoming a global phenomenon. His recurring character, The Tramp, became recognized the world over, appearing in 25 of Chaplin’s films during his career. The Gold Rush, City Lights, and Modern Times are considered some of his best, even ranking on the list of the greatest films of all time. His recognition as one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers has made him a popular figure in our past auctions.

A photo of Chaplin dressed as the delightful Tramp character complete with the trademark hat, cane, and mustache. This portrait sold for $7,851.

We have a large network of eager buyers looking to get their hands on Charlie Chaplin signed photographs and autographs. Take a look at this full portrait of Chaplin dressed as his iconic Tramp character signed “Good luck, Charlie Chaplin 1928.” Another remarkable sale were these glass negatives from two of his 1914 films, Getting Acquainted and The Star Boarder. The negatives also feature famous actors and actresses that co-starred with Chaplin including Queen of Comedy Mabel Normand, Phyllis Allen, Mack Swain, Edgar Kennedy, and Minta Durfee. 

Ten-year-old Melanie Griffith reading a book about Chaplin's films while sitting next to Chaplin's director's chair. Griffith's mother, Tippi Hedren, also starred in the film as Martha Mears, the wife of Marlon Brando's character, Ogden Mears.
Ten-year-old Melanie Griffith reading a book about Chaplin’s films while sitting next to Chaplin’s director’s chair on the set of A Countess from Hong Kong. Griffith’s mother, Tippi Hedren, starred in the film as Martha Mears, the wife of Marlon Brando’s character, Ogden Mears.

However, not only was Charlie Chaplin regarded as a great performer, but he also formed a career behind the camera. Chaplin directed eleven feature films, and his final film had quite a bit of star power attached to it. The 1967 comedy film A Countess from Hong Kong starred Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren, and was also Chaplin’s final film appearance. In November 2016, RR Auction sold Chaplin’s canvas director’s chair back from this movie for $9,789.

As an auction house that specializes in the handling of autographs, signed photos, and manuscripts, you can be sure that you’ll get the best possible price for your vintage pieces. Contact one of our specialists today to begin the process of selling your Charlie Chaplin memorabilia! Our number is 800-937-3880 or click the consign button below to be taken to our consignment form.

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