Charles Chaplin Leaving America Postcard
Richard Avedon Photographer
This modern postcard features an image of Charlie Chaplin. The photograph was taken on September 13, 1952 before Chaplin left the US for what was intended as a brief trip home to the United Kingdom. J Edgar Hoover learned of the trip and negotiated with the Immigration and Naturalization Service to revoke Chaplin's re-entry permit however. Chaplin was a target of Hoover for his political views.
Chaplin then made his home in Vevey, Switzerland. He briefly and triumphantly returned to the United States in April 1972, with his wife, to receive an Honorary Oscar, and was welcomed warmly.
The original image, titled Charles Chaplin Leaving America, was taken by photographer Richard Avedon in 1952.
Postcard Condition: MINT
Postcard Size: 4 1/8 by 5 7/8 inches (10.50 x 15 cm).
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