31 Mar '13, 6pm

Charlie Chaplin, on fleeing US McCarthyism, was asked how he thought he would be remembered in US. His response:

Charlie Chaplin, on fleeing US McCarthyism, was asked how he thought he would be remembered in US. His response:

'On the eve of Chaplin's departure from America in 1952 the comedian came to Avedon's studio to be photographed. Dogged by accusations of being a communist he was happy to be leaving the country. As he was about to press the shutter, Avedon asked Chaplin how he thought he would be remembered in America. Chaplin dipped his head and pulled back up with his fingers representing devil horns. The portrait was one of Avedon's favorites and had a special place in his home where it was encased in an outdoor frame in his garden looking into the house.' - J.D.

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