Charlie in California V

On this page are some of the museum exhibits you can seek out in the Los Angeles area.  Pictured to the left and just below right is the Charlie’s exhibit at the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Vista.  A bit of a drive, but worth it if you like total kitsch.  I swear this place feels like it hasn’t been touched since the 1970s and I love that about it.  Yep, just to the right is Charlie Jr. at the museum in the 1950s at the same exhibit (different statue).  The photos on the bottom of the page are all from the great collection of Chaplin memorabilia which Charlie donated to the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum in the 1930s.  Shown are the items that are routinely on display–all from Modern Times. (Update June 2005: Charlie’s Modern Times props and costumes are no longer on display.) If you’re a scholar, you can make an appointment with the Seaver Center, located in the same building in Exposition Park opposite USC, and is available for viewing with an appointment.

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