Charlie ChaplinFrom September 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015, the « Chaplin, between wars and peace » exhibition takes place at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The exhibition presented by the Musée de l’Elysée assembles original prints and vintage documents from the Chaplin Archives. The Archive's photographs were deposited at the museum in 2011. Film extracts, photographs of the two world wars from the museum’s collection and posters from the Cinemathèque suisse and private collections enhance our understanding of Chaplin's stance towards History.

To mark the centenary of the Tramp, Editions Xavier Barral and the Musée de l’Elysée are publishing a new album from the Chaplin Photographic Archives: the Keystone Album. It depicts Chaplin’s first films in front of Keystone’s cameras in 1914.

Since 2011, the Charles Chaplin Photographic Archives received support from the BNP Paribas Switzerland Foundation.

>> Watch the film about The Chaplin Photographic Archive at the Musée de l’Elysée:

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Photo credit: The Tramp, american soldier, during the First World War, Shoulder Arms, 1918 © Roy Export SAS, scan Cineteca di Bologna, courtesy Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

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