Tag Archives: Charlie Chaplin

Hotel Facts: #7: Kaspar the Cat

Kaspar is a three foot tall, beautifully carved, exquisitely drawn sculpture of a cat, commissioned from Basil Ionides in 1926 from a single piece of plane tree.  For many however, their first glimpse of the elusive feline, is on the … Continue reading

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Suite Dreams Series – #10 – The Little Tramp & The Savoy

When we were offered the key to a personality suite at our spiritual home – The Savoy, London– we jumped at the opportunity so this is how we managed to find ourselves in the spacious Charlie Chaplin Suite, camera in hand.    Perfect. … Continue reading

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Fairmont’s 100 Club!

2012 marks the 100th birthday of both the The Fairmont Copley Plaza and Fairmont Château Laurier but did you know both these grand icons of the Fairmont family join a prestigious list of centenarians? The Fairmont San Francisco opened it’s doors in 1907 and since that date many have … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Series – Charlie Chaplin and his wife Oona O’Neill

The most famous film star in the world before the end of World War I and one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-fim era,  the eighth of our Vintage Photo Series stars Charlie Chaplin, pictured with his wife Oona O’Neill … Continue reading

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