In his September 7, 2015 blog, The Fourth Garrideb - Numismatics of Sherlock Holmes, Grey Ruby takes a look at some numismatic
items featuring Charlie Chaplin. Here's an excerpt. -Editor
For 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been appearing on various tokens, medals and coins to promote his movies and to honor his legacy.
Unfortunately, none honor his role as Billy the page from Gillette’s Sherlock Holmes play. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few
examples from each category. Our first brass token promotes Chaplin’s A Jitney Elopement film that was released on April 1, 1915. Chaplin
wrote and directed this film, in addition to starring as Edna Purviance’s suitor.
Chaplin wrote, directed, produced, starred in and composed the musical score for 1925’s The Gold Rush. Chaplin is quoted as
saying, “This is the picture that I want to be remembered by.” At least four different tokens are known to exist promoting this movie at
various theaters (Gaiety Theatre, Empire & Prince’s, The Grey Street, Brown’s Theatre) in England during 1926.
The Paris Mint issued this 71mm medal commemorating Chaplin in 1974.
To read the complete article, see:
Select Numismatic Remembrances of Charlie
Wayne Homren, Editor
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