The incomparable Charlie Chaplin is said to be the greatest cinematic comedian of all time. He began his career in England, but it was America that made him with its young, enthusiastic movie industry. By the time he was 28 Chaplin was a millionaire and the world's greatest celebrity. This chronicle of his life touches on his tragic childhood, his infamous politics and scandalous sex life.
Infamous for his politics and his scandalous sex life, Charlie Chaplin was a much more complex and contradictory character than has hitherto been known. Weissman casts a whole new light both on the screen legend and on the turbulent era through which he lived. 16-page b&w photo insert.