Once, the most famous man in the world is Charles Chaplin. He stands in the spotlight, a strong spotlight,
Such that all of him ought to be known.
Nevertheless, in his very first autobiography, published in 1923, he comes rather nuanced to the page regarding his origins — when telling his “own story”, subtitled “a faithful recital”:
“I was born in a little town in France, between music-hall engagements. As soon as my mother could travel we went back to London.”
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