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On This Day In Photos: September 19 1952 – US Immigration Bars Charlie Chaplin

ON This Day in Photos: September 19, 1952: US Immigration bars Charlie Chaplin.

In 1952, Carlie Chaplin left the United States for a trip to his native London. He was on the Queen Elizabeth with his wife and four children. While he was away, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover revoked Chaplin’s re-entry permit. Chaplin’s left-wing political leanings were frowned upon. Hoover ordered that Chaplin be investigated by the Immigration Services. If he returned he was to be held “for hearings”.

Chaplin was a foreigner who, under law, could be denied admission to the US on the grounds of “moral turpitude” and “political affiliations”.

(In 1918, when he was 28, he married Mildred Harris, a 16-year-old, whom he then divorced two years later. In 1924 he fell in love with 16-year-old Lita Grey and married her when she became pregnant with two sons. He bitterly divorced her in 1927.)

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Posted: 19th, September 2011 | In: Flashback | Comment