The only known novella by film star Charlie Chaplin has been published, 66 years after it was written. BBC informs about this.
Footlights, the basis for his 1952 film Limelight, has been reconstructed by Chaplin’s biographer, David Robinson.
Drafts of the work were uncovered in the Chaplin archive at the Cineteca di Bologna in Italy.
The novella will be launched on Tuesday at BFI Southbank in London during an event to mark the centenary of Chaplin’s ‘Little Tramp’ character.
Footlights is 70 pages long and contains around 34,000 words. It took Chaplin around three years to adapt his book into a film script.