Charlie Chaplin & Sergei Eisenstein “playing” tennis

In 1930, Charlie Chaplin & Sergei Eisenstein got together to “play” tennis, literally. Eisenstein  spent considerable time with Charlie Chaplin, who recommended that Eisenstein meet with a sympathetic benefactor in the person of American socialist author Upton Sinclair, who would later arrange for Eisenstein to go to Mexico.
I am not the author of this image, all rights go to Photocave Private Collection by National Archive.

Check out a photo of Sergei Eisenstein holding up something special here and Charlie Chaplin upon leaving the US (by Richard Avedon) here.

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Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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