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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone

December 25th, 2007 - The special Christmas Eve and Day event for Edna and Charlie is now over. Thank you very much for visiting us over Christmas. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the encore piece, as we had a record number of visitors for Christmas. More news to come, but for now, enjoy your holiday week.

More News about the Chaplin Museum
AFP reports - "Swiss cantonal authorities are expected to approve the sale to Luxemburgish investors early next year so the project can get under way for the museum to open its doors at the end of 2009." - full article from AFP

UPDATE: December 25th, 2007 - from EuroNewSwiss Authorities approve the creation of a museum.
"It's the 30th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's death and to pay tribute to the silent film legend, Swiss authorities have approved the creation of a museum dedicated to his life and work. The building will be located at his old colonial-style mansion in Corsier-sur-Vevey, near Lausanne.

Architect, Philippe Melan is the creator of the project:

"There is the man Charlie Chaplin, there is the artist and there is his work. So we're keeping a part of his house, the most personal and private, as it was. The new construction will allow us to include everything he made during his life." - EuroNews

2 comments:

Paul C. said...

Great news! I only wish the museum could be in (what I'd consider) the historically optimal location - the former Chaplin Studios in Hollywood. But Vevey and Switzerland welcomed him after the US rejection, so this is the logical location.

Edna's Place said...

I know what you mean.

If the US acted differently, things could have turned out very different. But if there is going to be one, it seems the logical place to me too.

Just glad to see movement, after years of problems.