"Chaplin was a pioneer in film comedy. He used his derby hat to cover his belly. It was a most effective prop. I was fortunate to meet him at the Academy Awards when he was being honored. My son Todd and I were so honored to spend time with this great man." From the catalog:
Charlie Chaplin signature bowler hat.Signature black felt bowler hat with black ribbed satin band with two self-material buttons and two vent buttons. Gifted by Charlie Chaplin to the Hollywood Heritage Museum and acquired by Robert W. Nudelman for the Debbie Reynolds’ collection.