New Charlie Chaplin museum opens this weekend
A museum showcasing the life and works of Charlie Chaplin opens this Sunday at his former home in Corsier-sur-Vevey.
After more than 15 years of planning, the opening of Chaplin's World comes a day after what would have been the British screen legend's 127th birthday.
Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life in Switzerland after he was barred from the United States in the 1950s over suspicions that he had communist sympathies.
The large manor where Chaplin lived with his wife Oona and their eight children will form half of the museum, while a separate building will house a mocked-up Hollywood studio where visitors can watch clips of his on-screen work.
More than 30 waxwork figures created by French museum operator Grévin will be on display at the manor and studio, representing Chaplin, Oona and politicians such as Gandhi and Churchill, plus other stars who’d crossed his path, such as Buster Keaton and Sophia Loren.