Creator of posters for Chaplin’s films died in Paris

French artist Leo Cooper, whose film posters were ordered by Charlie Chaplin, died at 75. This was announced Tuesday, February 9, by the artist’s daughter.

According to her, the artist passed away in his sleep in his apartment.

The first poster for the film “New Times” by Charlie Chaplin, Leo Cooper drew in 1954. The actor appreciated the artist’s poster, and the posters for “Gold Rush”, “The Dictator”, “The Kid”, “Big City Lights” during their re-release in 1972, Chaplin ordered from Cooper.

In 1974, Cooper was awarded first place in the Cannes Film Festival poster competition for his film Emmanuelle.