Showing posts with label Susan Maree Chaplin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Susan Maree Chaplin. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chaplin's World

Here's a short news piece about the Chaplin's World museum, which opened last month. It features some clips of Michael and Eugene talking about their father. There is also some nice home movie footage including a very short clip near the beginning of Charlie with his eldest son, Charlie, Jr., his daughter-in-law, Susan, and their daughter, Susan Maree, Charlie's first grandchild, who was born in 1959. This footage was new to me.

Below are some photos of Charlie, Jr. and his daughter at the Manoir. Stepmom Oona is in the second photo. Fun tidbit: Charlie, Jr. and Oona were almost exactly the same age. They were born 9 days apart in May 1925 (Charlie: May 5th, Oona: May 14th)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Susan Maree Chaplin at her grandfather’s Walk Of Fame ceremony, 1972.

Susan is the daughter of Charlie, Jr & Susan Magness.

Chaplin’s name was omitted from the original list of stars to appear on the Walk Of Fame in 1956 because of ill feelings about his left-wing politics at the time. Many property owners said that if Chaplin’s star went in, they wanted out.  In 1960, Charlie Chaplin, Jr. sued the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce because of his father’s omission. It would take several years and Charlie’s return to the states before the issue would finally be resolved. Charlie, Jr. fought very hard for his father to get a star but, sadly, did not live long enough to see it. He died in 1968 at age 42.