Original photograph of Charlie Chaplin and Philip Sassoon, Circa 1928

N.p. N.p., 1928. Vintage photograph of Philip Sassoon and Charlie Chaplin at United Artists studios in 1928. The acetate negative of the photograph is in the holdings of the Charlie Chaplin Archive at Cineteca Bologna.

Chaplin and Sassoon were born within three months of each other, with childhood homes less than three miles apart, Sassoon into one of the wealthiest families in Europe, and Chaplin into extreme poverty. By the 1920s Sassoon had become parliamentary private secretary to Prime Minister David Lloyd George, and was one of the great hosts of the day, mingling with the most powerful and famous in the worlds of art and politics, and Chaplin was the world's most famous actor. Chaplin once remarked that Sassoon was "a picturesque personality, handsome and exotic looking."

8 x 10 in. Light edgewear and faint crease in upper right margin, else Near Fine.

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