"This is nonsense," Roberts said, arguing that Chaplin produced "A Thief Catcher" almost simultaneously with a natural flow into the same character. "Even though he's dressed as a cop, the rest of the character is still there _ the mustache, the walk, the mannerism. ... This is a character he'd been doing for quite a while."
Chanel's "Luxury is a necessity that begins where necessity ends" is the kickoff to the book's first chapter, but it is perhaps what Charlie Chaplin says at the head of the last that best captures the spirit of the book in its entirety: "The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury."