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Looking for Charlie Chaplin -- April Fool's Day, 1931
A large crowd and squads of police gathered in Genoa, Italy to greet the arrival of the Riviera train, having been lured there by a report published in numerous newspapers that Charlie Chaplin had recently left Nice and would be arriving that day in Genoa.

A movie manager admitted to having planted the false story, in the hope of attracting attention to one of Chaplin's films.

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