The stories behind 6 famous Einstein photos

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to images of the great man.

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Actor Charlie Chaplin and physicist Albert Einstein went to the premiere of Chaplin's "City Lights" in Los Angeles in 1931. Actor Charlie Chaplin and physicist Albert Einstein went to the premiere of Chaplin's "City Lights" in Los Angeles in 1931. (Photo: Hebrew University Jerusalem)

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Hollywood Einstein

While in Los Angeles, Einstein had the opportunity to befriend Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Studios. The film magnate gave Einstein and his wife, Elsa, a tour of the studios where they met the silent film star Charlie Chaplin.

Einstein and Chaplin developed an immediate rapport, leading Chaplin to invite them to dinner, and later to be his special guests at the premiere of his film "City Lights" on Feb. 2, 1931, as you can see in this photo.

Einstein went on to have many connections to Hollywood and pop culture.

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