Charlie Chaplin as a child was excited and inspired by the sight of glamorous vaudeville stars passing his home, and his little mind was convinced and determined to become an actor, he never lost his ambition.
Chaplin’s legendary film career adored by the greater world is not what is discussed n this frank autobiography. The title unveils another side of the great man.
Chaplin’s father died of drinking while his mother suffered from bouts of insanity unable to bear the poverty. A grinding poverty affected Chaplin from his childhood.
His early debut on the music hall stage was an escape from the poverty, followed by his lucky break in America, the founding of United Artists with D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks.
The account portrays his struggle to maintain artistic control over his work, the string of failed marriages, his eventual exile from Hollywood and persecution for his left-wing politics during the McCarthy Era.
Chaplin’s ‘My Autobiography’ is an incomparably vivid account of his life, it comes with an introduction by David Robinson.