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Photos from the Opening of Chaplin's World


Chaplin’s World by Grévin is FINALLY open! Here are some photos from the inauguration celebrations of April 16th, 2016 (Charlie Chaplin’s 127th birthday):

Michael Chaplin  Kate Guyonvarch   Eugene Chaplin at opening of Chaplin s World Michael Chaplin, Kate Guyonvarch (managing director of the Chaplin office) & Eugene Chaplin in front of the Manoir de Ban, the former Chaplin family home

Manoir de Ban The red carpet leading to the Manoir de Ban for the evening inauguration of Chaplin’s World

Chaplin Family in Manoir de Ban Some Chaplin family members, actress Claire Bloom & performer Arturo Brachetti in the Manoir de Ban

Ribbon cutting ceremony The Chaplin’s World ribbon cutting ceremony

Michael and Eugene Chaplin  Ribbon cutting ceremony Philippe Meylan, Michael Chaplin and Eugene Chaplin at the Chaplin’s World ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon cutting ceremony2 The Chaplin’s World ribbon cutting ceremony

Michael  Patricia and Eugene Chaplin Michael Chaplin, his wife Patricia, and Eugene Chaplin

The Press floods easy street The press floods Easy Street at the Chaplin’s World inauguration

michael  eugene and colette aeby at chaplin s world Colette Aeby worked at the Manoir de Ban as a kitchen girl when she was 16 years old. She has fond memories of Charlie & Oona Chaplin and their children. Here she reminisces with Michael and Eugene Chaplin.

Carole Sandrin  Tatyana Franck   Cecilia Cenciarelli Carole Sandrin (who looks after the Chaplin photographic collection deposited at the Musée de l’Élysée - Lausanne), Tatyana Franck (director of the Musée de l’Élysée) & Cecilia Cenciarelli (head of the Chaplin Project at the Cineteca di Bologna) seem to have found the perfect spot for an impromptu meeting to discuss Chaplin projects…

carole sandrin  opening of Chaplin s World Carole Sandrin (who looks after the Chaplin photographic collection deposited at the Musée de l’Élysée - Lausanne) caught up in the cogs from Modern Times at Chaplin’s World

arnold lozano of the chaplin office  opening of chaplin s world Arnold Lozano of the Chaplin office visits a special barber at Chaplin’s World

the gold rush cabin  opening of chaplin s world The cabin from The Gold Rush at Chaplin’s World

freak wings  opening of Chaplin s world The wings Chaplin had made for The Freak on display at Chaplin’s World

manoir de ban  opening of Chaplin s World View of lake and mountains from the Manoir de Ban, the former Chaplin family home, now Chaplin’s World

clare sheridan bust  opening of Chaplin s World The gorgeous bust of Chaplin by Clare Sheridan on display at Chaplin’s World

And of course… iconic tramp costume  opening of chaplin s world Chaplin’s iconic Tramp costume on display at Chaplin’s World

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Chaplin Line-up on French TV


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French channel ARTE’s most recent Chaplin programming is currently available online. The Great Dictator and the documentary, The Birth of the Tramp, are available to watch for seven days, and a number of shorts are available until the end of the month.


Modern Times Hotel


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Our merchandising company Bubbles Inc SA has licensed the rights to the sleek, 4-star Modern Times Hotel, situated between lake and mountains at the heart of the Swiss Riviera, in Saint-Légier. The hotel was officially inaugurated on 22nd March 2016, and is now open. It is a great place to stay when visiting the nearby Chaplin’s World by Grévin, which will open to the public on April 17th.