Day By Day: 1936

Sunday, March 22nd: Charlie, Paulette, and Alta are the guests of the Sultan of Johore. 

I could find no details about this visit. It was mentioned only in passing in a Singapore newspaper. There are a number of photos in the Chaplin Archive that are labeled “Johore”* and in some of them Paulette and her mother are wearing different outfits, so they could have had more than one visit with Sultan Ibrahim, including during their return to Singapore in April.

The Sultan is second from left next to Paulette. Behind Charlie is Julius Fisher with his left arm around Alta.
Second from right is Prince Purachatra of Siam who was also a guest.
Charlie, Paulette, and Julius Fisher posing with Sultan Ibrahim and his nephews.
With Prince Purachatra and Julius Fisher.

This was the gang’s last day in Singapore. Tomorrow they they head to Java.

Stay tuned for more in Day By Day: 1936 

*Johore (or Johor) is a state in southern Malaysia linked to Singapore by causeway.


  1. Interesting and fascinating. When white suits were in. I wore a white tux at my prom, but that was awful. Thanks for this. Looking forward to the next installment. TK

  2. What great photos. I stumbled on this blog while doing research on my family tree (Julius and Joe Fisher are my great uncles). Julius was killed during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942. Joe happened to be in the US at the time, but lost everything. He remained in the US after the war, making a living giving lectures about his travels

  3. Thanks – they were very helpful. Just a correction, it's Joe in the 2 bottom pictures on this page, not Julius. Julius is the thinner one, with more hair 🙂

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