Charlie Chaplin's only novel published for the first time Footlights, the screen legend's unseen prequel in prose to the film Limelight, reflects his sadness at declining stardom Read an extract from Footlights by Charlie Chaplin

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Actor Charlie Chaplin looking into mirror putting on makeup for role as animal trainer in his 81st film Limelight, 1952.

Charlie Chaplin puts on make-up for his 81st film, "Limelight", 1952