Two Charlie Chaplin letters,   1932,
Lot 4
Charlie Chaplin: Two letters handwritten by Chaplin, 1932,
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,365) inc. premium
Auction Details
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Vintage Film Posters & Memorabilia 1900-1959
Charlie Chaplin: Two letters handwritten by Chaplin,
1932,
each in black ink on 'Adelphi Hotel Ltd. Singapore' stationery and dated 'April 27th 1932', the first reading, Dear Doctor I hope the enclosed will prove satisfactory, it is little enough to do in return for your help and kindness. However allow me to thank you again..., the other, My Dear Ian, This little note will serve as an introduction. I might mention the fact that your father took me down a peg or two (I mean my temperature) while I was in the hospital at Singapore. Hoping to meet you sometime in England..., mounted and framed together, each sheet 7½ x 9¾ inches (19x24.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Chaplin travelled to the Far East following a trip to Europe. Newspaper reports at the time recorded that he was admitted to hospital on his arrival in Singapore on 20th April 1932 with what was described as dengue fever. These letters were sent to the doctor who treated him, and the doctor's son.
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