Lost Chaplin film sold on eBay for $5.68

Published on November 9th, 2009 | by Admin

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A lost film featuring comic genius Charlie Chaplin has been found on eBay for $5.68.

Morace Park, who lives in Essex, England, bought the battered olive green film canister listed as “an old film” for £3.20, and found the title Charlie Chaplin in Zepped inside.

His neighbour, John Dyer, former head of education at the British Board of Film Classification, knew the legend of the lost seven-minute film that includes a Zeppelin bomb attack. Released in 1916, it was believed to be World War I propaganda to reduce fear in Britain of German airship attacks, but the film vanished years ago.

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