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Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp Costume is on Sale

  | June 12, 2014 12:21 IST (Los Angeles)
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Charlie Chaplin in a still from his movie The Champion.

A costume worn by Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp character is on sale for $195,000.

A costume worn by Charlie Chaplin as his iconic Little Tramp character is on sale for $195,000.
Charlie Chaplin is best remembered for donning the suit and bowler hat combination to portray a bumbling vagrant striving to behave like a gentleman. (Also read:Amitabh Bachchan helped restore Charlie Chaplin film: Ramesh Sippy)
The movie icon was reportedly first given the outfit by Scottish actor Billie Ritchie, who had been perfecting the tramp role in silent comedies, reports contactmusic.com.

Charlie Chaplin went on to make the role famous in a number of films including A Dog's Life, and the character's instantly recognisable outfit is now being sold by movie memorabilia site Moments In Time for $195,000. (Also read:In Indian town, parade of fake Charlie Chaplins marks actor's birth anniversary)
The lot includes a suit, hat, walking cane and pair of shoes worn by the actor, and documents detailing the relationship between Charlie Chaplin and Billie Ritchie.


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