Limelight & Charlie Chaplin

Cineteca di Bologna, a film archive, library and coordinator of the annual film festival Il Cinema Ritrovato, has been assigned The Chaplin Project by the Chaplin heirs and the Chaplin Association in Paris. The Chaplin Project includes the cataloguing and digitising of all paper documents left by Charlie Chaplin, to be finally presented as an online database for researchers and scholars worldwide. It also involves the restoration of Chaplin’s films, including features and shorts; so far, Modern Times, The Kid, and Monsieur Verdoux have been restored. And the publishing of a series of monographs, of which Limelight is the first. Two essays from the monograph are published here.