|Page from the novel. Source: Limelight: Chaplin Project N. 1.|
|Page from the novel describing Terry's childhood. Source: Limelight: Chaplin Project N. 1|
Early versions of the Limelight screenplay reveal that Chaplin originally wanted to integrate the backstory of the characters into the film. Actresses were hired to play Terry as a child, as well as her mother and sister, Louise. Chaplin later abandoned this idea.
Footlights was the first novel Chaplin ever attempted to write.
|Young Terry and her mother in a deleted scene from Limelight.|