On This Day: Einstein and Chaplin Attend a Premiere in 1931

Eighty-four years ago, on February 2, 1931, the world-famous film star Charlie Chaplin attended the premiere of his newest film City Lights in Los Angeles accompanied by his guests of honor: the world-famous physicist Albert Einstein, and his wife, Elsa Einstein. Albert Einstein, still a German citizen at the time, had been traveling in the United States, and was introduced to Chaplin during a tour of Universal Studios. The two men developed an immediate rapport, leading Chaplin to invite the Einsteins to dinner, and later to be his special guests at this movie premiere.

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