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"Charlie directed by action—by touch—and not with words"

Telephone interview with Julian Ludwig, who played a small role as one of the three buskers in Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight. Mr. Ludwig is now deceased.

Interview conducted by Lisa Stein Haven on August 11, 2003

Julian Ludwig: Jerry Epstein used to tell the story that Charlie would drive with him to the slums of LA—the eastside—and then get out of the car and walk along the streets, with Jerry following in the car. He would stop at each homeless person along the way and put money in his pockets and then walk on. He did this a couple of times.


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