Washington (ANI): Family members of the late Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin have decided to open a museum in his name. The decision was made on the base that the work of the late star would be known in the modern day culture. His son, Michael, hopes that the tourist attraction will bring about the recognition for the late actor"s silent work and award him equal praise as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.
"It's not a lucrative estate and that's what we are trying to change. There are still millions of fans and he's part of cinema history but Charlie Chaplin is not part of modern day pop culture in the way of Marilyn Monroe or Elvis," Contactmusic quoted Michael as saying. "We have to find a way to market him. That's why we are creating the Chaplin Museum and releasing his restored high-definition films on DVD," he added.
Charlie Chaplin, died on Christmas Day 1977, he was an English comedy actor, who was famous as a director and musician as well. He is considered to be one of the finest mimes and clowns ever caught on film.