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Thursday, June 29, 2006

My Kingdom for his House

Charlie Chaplin's hat and cane recently sold for nearly $140,000 at auction. With that type of dough, the anonymous bidder could have bought a house (OK, an apartment). Perhaps he/she could have even afforded to buy a house once owned by Charlie himself. While Chaplin worked at Mutual Film Corporation in New York, he lived in Kew Gardens between 1916-17. I've passed his house (pictured below) many times, and I've even seen a "For Sale" sign stuck in the ground. The price? Maybe $400,000-$500,000. Still, imagine living in a house once inhabited by the Little Tramp. What good vibes this unusual-looking home must generate. Maybe one day I will.

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