Footlights, an unpublished novella written by Charlie Chaplin in 1948 will be released Tuesday at the British Film Institute in London. The book which inspired Chaplin’s film Limelight (the only film where Chaplin and Buster Keaton appear on screen together) will be sold on Amazon.com and through the Italian film restoration institute, the Cineteca di Bologna. It was reconstructed by Chaplin biographer David Robinson and researchers at the institute from drafts found in Chaplin’s private archive in Switzerland. The release of the book is part of the Chaplin centennial celebrating his first screen appearance in the film “Kid Auto Races at Venice” in 1914. Read more in this NYT article – and check the EPL catalog for films and related material on the legendary actor, director and author.