Charles Spencer CHAPLIN, alias Charlie CHAPLIN: British. This file was opened in 1952...

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Details of KV 2/3700
Reference:KV 2/3700
Description:

Charles Spencer CHAPLIN, alias Charlie CHAPLIN: British. This file was opened in 1952 when CHAPLIN was reported to have made a covert donation to the American Communist Party in 1923 and to have continued his communist associations subsequently. In 1953 he denied that he was a communist but was prevented from returning to the USA. In 1958 the Security Service, which had never been convinced by the American reports, assessed him as progressive or radical rather than communist

Note: Serial 4a: greetings telegram to CHAPLIN from the Soviet agent Ivor MONTAGUE
Date: 1952 Sep 22 - 1958 Nov 18
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department PF 710549 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record
Access conditions: Retained Until 2012
Record opening date: 17 February 2012

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