Family photos show Chaplin’s later years in Switzerland

After his re-entry permit to the United States was revoked, Charlie Chaplin opted to move to the quiet and peaceful setting of Corsier-sur-Vevey, in Switzerland. On January 1953, he settled with his family into his permanent home – a 14-hectare estate, Manor de Ban, overlooking Lake Geneva.

Although in his later years he would be welcomed once again by the U.S. with open arms, he would spend the rest of his life in Manor de Ban, right up to his death on Christmas Day 1977.

(Photos slideshow #1: © Roy Export Company Establishment)

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On April 17, 2016, a museum dedicated to Chaplin, named Chaplin’s World, opened on Manor de Ban. Prior to this date, the project had been in the works for 15 years.

Chaplin’s World offers an immersive experience in the mind and life of Chaplin, personal and professional. A separate building, near Chaplin’s home, is set up to represent a mock-up of a Hollywood studio for Chaplin’s film productions, which roughly began in 1914, with recreations of sets and wax figures.

Recently, Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charles, visited Chaplin’s World for the first time.

(Photos slideshow #2: © Bubbles Incorporated)

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One thought on “Family photos show Chaplin’s later years in Switzerland

  1. These Chaplin family photos resonate with the peace and idyllic life that Charlie finally found in Switzerland. Although he was still brimming with creativity and making films, the pace was slower and he could rest on his laurels as a genius of Cinema.


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