Charlie's travels

The longest trip Chaplin ever made was after completing City Lights...

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A Comedian Sees the World/Charles Chaplin

1933
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Itinerary for Mr. Charles Chaplin, Mr. Sydney Chaplin and Japanese servant/[Toraichi Kono] by Thos. Cook & Son Singapore

1932/04/17-03/28
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[Letter, 1931] Den Pasar, Bali [to] Brothers Chaplin/Al and Flo Hirschfeld

[1931]

Music

Having music-hall parents and learning many songs in the wings of theatres as a child, practising violin and cello on every theatrical tour of his own, Chaplin initially had great ambitions to be a concert artist.

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[Charles Chaplin rehearsing with the Abe Lyman Orchestra]

[1925]
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Modern Times

[Charles Chaplin and Alfred Newman directing the orchestra]

[1925]
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Charlie conducts Abe Lyman Orchestra at the Studio

[1925]

Chaplin’s early career

The very few documents in the archives relating to Charlie Chaplin’s early life and career survive thanks to his brother Sydney.

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Memorandum of Agreement made this 19th day of September 1910/Fred Karno ; Charles Chaplin

1909/09/19
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Agreement made this 21th day of February 1908/between Fred Karno and Chas. Chaplin

1908
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Fred Karno's : The Wow Wows : Archibald : played by Sydney and Charles Chaplin

[1910]