Silence Proves Valuable for Collectors at Charlie Chaplin Auction

The early days of film have long been celebrated by members of the Hollywood elite, and it is because of this nostalgia that many props associated with early movies often fetch a sky-high price tag at auctions.

Reuters reported that a recent sale included one of Charlie Chaplin’s famous bowler hats and a cane, bringing in a whopping $62,500 at an auction.

The articles of clothing are associated with Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” character, who was the star of films such as “Modern Times” and “City Lights.” The portrayal of the down-and-out individual propelled the silent-film actor to fame in the early days of the movie industry, and his famous attire was the most celebrated sale at the auction.

Also drawing a high price tag at the auction was a handwritten letter from famous Beatle John Lennon to his wife Yoko Ono.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Hollywood treasures often draw significant attention during auctions, as items like a wicker chair from the famous Rick’s Cafe in “Casablanca” draw the attention of movie fans and industry professionals.

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