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Project Description

16 April 2019 marks the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth, and I am delighted to announce details of our celebration of classic Charlie Chaplin images—a celebration that will start on 16 January 2019 and continue throughout the year.

Working with the owners of Charlie Chaplin’s archives, we are launching a collection of authorised limited edition Charlie Chaplin photographs, made to the highest archival standards.

Collectors of fine art photography will be able to purchase authorised museum quality limited edition Charlie Chaplin photographs, produced by hand in the darkroom by a master printer on traditional heavyweight silver gelatin paper in a range of sizes.

Each month we will be releasing a carefully curated collection of images from a single Charlie Chaplin film. Over the course of 2019, collectors will be able to build up, on a month by month basis, a collection of classic photographs from key First National and United Artists films, including City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Gold Rush (1925), A Dog’s Life (1918), The Kid (1921), Shoulder Arms (1918), and more.

We launch the first set of photographs on 16 January 2019 at 5pm UK time, right here at this page on our website, and the launch collection will focus on one of Charlie Chaplin’s best-loved films, The Kid (1921). At the same time on 16 February 2019, we will launch a collection online from a second film and we will continue to do so throughout 2019. Releases will always be posted at 5pm UK time on the 16th of each month.

January 2019: The Kid


February 2019: A Dog’s Life


March 2019: Shoulder Arms


To keep things interesting, the films will not be covered in chronological order, and we will be keeping details of each month’s chosen film under wraps until nearer the launch date. However, given the importance of 16 April (Charlie Chaplin’s birthday), I can tell you that the April 2019 release will celebrate one of his all-time classic films, City Lights.

Each month we will be releasing a curated selection of approximately 10 key images. Over the course of 2019, collectors will have the opportunity to purchase from a collection of 130 images to celebrate the 130th anniversary year.

To ensure that there is something in a range of prices and to suit a range of wallspaces, each limited edition photograph will be available to purchase in a range of four size options from 10 x 12 inches up to 48 x 60 inches, in each case in small limited editions. The small scale pieces are ideal if you want to build up a sizeable collection, while the very large formats will give you the chance to make a dramatic impact in your space.

Each photograph is made by hand in the darkroom on silver gelatin paper by one of the UK’s leading specialist black and white printers, then individually numbered and embossed with the official stamp of the archive. Each limited edition photograph is supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed on behalf of the Charlie Chaplin archive.

Collectors will be able to order limited edition photographs from the launch day on the 16th of each month onwards in the size of their choice. Edition sizes are small, so we encourage interested parties to act quickly to secure the photograph of your choice.

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Need a Charlie Chaplin boost?

Look no further than The Charlie Chaplin Archives

A very special large format 560 page hardcover book


With unrestricted access to the Chaplin archives, Taschen presents the ultimate book on the making of every one of his films. With 900 images over 560 pages, this beautiful hardcover volume measures 30 x 41cm (12×16 inches) and includes stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators. It reveals the process behind the Chaplin genius, from the impromptu invention of early shots to the meticulous retakes and reworking of scenes and gags in his classic movies. The first print run of 10,000 copies includes a precious 12 frame strip from City Lights (1931), cut from a 35 mm print in Chaplin’s archives.

Charlie Chaplin ™ © Bubbles Incorporated SA 2019
Photographs © Roy Export S.A.S / Roy Export Co. Ltd 
Scans by Cineteca di Bologna / Musée de l’Elysée