Tuesday, February 11th: Modern Times premiered at the Tivoli in London.
|Workmen outside the Tivoli put the finishing touches on a neon sign before the premiere.|
From The New York Times:
After five years, London film critics found Charlie Chaplin as ‘funny as ever” today when ‘Modern Times received its premiere at the Adelphi Theater [sic]. Fifty policemen controlled the crowd rushing for seats at $5 apiece.
Hannon Swaffer in the Daily Herald writes:
Countless millions will thank Chaplin again for making them laugh. Many millions of those will also thank him for making some of the others think.
The Evening News says:
There never has been a Chaplin film so full of notions and each done as only a great artist of pantomime like Chaplin could do it. (NYT, Feb. 12, 1936)
|Tennis champion Fred Perry and actress Helen Vinson at the London premiere.|
In the news 80 years ago this week:
|Macon Telegraph, Feb. 9, 1936|
|Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Feb. 12, 1936
(Paulette must have attended a critics’ preview)
|Salt Lake Tribune, feb. 9, 1936|
|Sydney Morning Herald, Feb. 10, 1936|
|New York Times, Feb. 13, 1936|
|Altoona Tribune, Feb. 10, 1936|
In tomorrow’s installment of “Day By Day: 1936”: Charlie & Paulette attend the Hollywood premiere of Modern Times.