Charlie Chaplin’s personal movie camera at Christie’s auction house
I don’t think I will find even a single person who doesn’t know Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, better known as Charlie Chaplin. Considered to be the one of the finest mimes and clowns ever, the legend was one of the most creative and influential personalities in the silent film era. Now, a cinematic camera used by Charlie Chaplin is anticipated to fetch an amount somewhere between $140,000 and $180,000 when it is auctioned on Wednesday at Christie’s in London. This personal movie camera was used for the screening of Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) in many of his films. Chaplin’s entertainment career spanned over 65 years and earned him one Academy Award and two honorary Oscars. Personally, I find the expected amount to be very low when I think of the world’s oldest camera that was auctioned off for nearly $800,000.