Chaplin died 50 years to the day after these photos were taken.
According to the Los Angeles Herald, his guests were treated to a sneak preview of The Circus.
See more pictures here.
Chaplin inscribed this photo: “Los Angeles 25th December 1927, To my friend Count L.S. de Besa,
In remembrance of the lunch ? dedicated to you with the assistance of many foreign diplomats representing
twenty two nations in Los Angeles, as a mark of my estimation and friendship. Sincerely, Charlie Chaplin”
|This photo is inscribed: “To Joseph F. Triska, Consul of Czechoslovakia,
My Best Wishes, Charlie Chaplin, Christmas 1927″