4 years ago#1
spade
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Hi, and happy New Year!

Can anybody verify that this poem was really written by Charlie Chaplin:
Charlie Chaplin on his 70th Birthday about self-love

Please give a reference where it was first published.

Kind regards,

Frank

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4 years ago#2
copper
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I've been trying to get a link to where it was published and that is virtually impossible. Nevertheless this poem of his is quoted all over the internet and said to have been written on his 70th birthday. Perhaps he wrote it and never published it?

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4 years ago#3
spade
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Isn't it suspiccious that it's only on German websites, or did you find it somewhere else?

Couldn't this be a hoax that some German made up and attached HIS name to it to give it more credibility? As you may know, that is quite common on the Internet.

Now what does "perhaps he wrote it and never published it" mean? It's just a guess, but no substantiation.

Has he written anything that comes close to this?

Are there any "experts" on his writings? Is there any publication of his collected works?

Who can help me with this "investigation"

Kind regards,

Frank

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4 years ago#4
Andrea_Guest
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Here's a maybe helpful link:
comoutrosolhos.multiply.com/journal/item/139

I stumbled over the text (in german) in the web and couldn't believe it was originally written by Chaplin cause it seems too comtemporary.
Maybe I'm not wrong...

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4 years ago#5
spade
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Interesting find, I'll look further into the references, but it supports my suspicion.

Thanks for your post.

Kind regard,

Frank

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