Foreign News: Chaplinitis

Cinemimic Charles Spencer Chaplin was in Berlin last week, but Britain still echoed with the sound of his passing. British newspapers brimmed with photographs: Chaplin walking with the Prime Minister, Chaplin sitting on the edge of Lady Astor's theatre box, Chaplin mobbed at a railway station, obliging autograph hunters, quipping with George Bernard Shaw, etc. etc.

Cartoonist Strube of the Daily Express acknowledged the epidemic with a drawing (see cut) in which all Britain's political leaders were disguised as Charlie Chaplin in famed Chaplin films. Central figure was...

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