Edna Purviance's bio

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chaplin's 67-foot statue hits religious opposition

I posted earlier about the 67-foot statue of Charlie Chaplin being built for a movie being filmed in Ottinene. The project is being protested now on religious grounds (Chaplin being seen as a Christian).

Chaplin wasn't a religious man, but interesting to see how religion is playing a role in this event. It sounds like they will be re-locating the statue, but here's a link to the latest news on this matter. LINK

Update March 15, 2009 - Activists Block Chaplin statue (Guardian UK)

Update March 21, 2009 - FINALLY, the Chaplin statue finds a place to go up near Bidadi. more>

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