Prior to me purchasing the Hat, the autograph was reviewed by Greg Tucker, for those you who don't know Greg, he was one of the earliest known chasers within the Hobby- He turned the chasing into a business years later and could be seen at all major shows, and conducted signings mostly with Baseball Hall of Famers, while still chasing Hollywood Icons. The Airport was packed and it was impossible to get near Chaplin.
Prior to going to Los Angeles to receive his Honorary Oscar, he did media in New York. Greg, was able to get Chaplin to sign two times going in and two times going out of the Dick Cavett Studio which was located near 57th and Ave of the Americas. Greg said, Chaplin was very nice and poised for pictures with fans.
While, the items Greg got signed were on photos, they were signed at a later period in Chaplin's life. The Chaplin autograph on the Hat, is from a style from the early 1950's. The hat's previous owner was based in the midwest , and from an area that Chaplin had visited for a movie. During my extensive research, I learned that Chaplin was a collector and he would trade with peers for items of interest.
In 2010 I was invited if I had the opportunity to come to Paris, France and research the Chaplin archives. I also had research done in Bologna, Italy where a great number of Chaplin artifacts were being held for the Chaplin family. The information I received helps back up why I believe this to be a genuine hand signed Charlie Chapin Bowler Hat.The item "CHARLIE CHAPLIN AUTOGRAPHED CARLSON BOWLER HAT- ONE OF A KIND" is in sale since Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Other Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "agenthjw" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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