Charlie Chaplin - Rare Charlie Chaplin Film Fails To Sell
A rare Charlie Chaplin movie containing early attempts at animation has failed to sell at auction.
The footage from 1916, titled Charlie Chaplin in Zepped, went under the hammer at Bonhams in London earlier this week (beg27Jun11) and was expected to fetch more than $160,000 (£100,000).
But the seven-minute tape - the only known surviving copy of the film - failed to attract a high enough bid.
A Bonhams spokeswoman tells the Bbc, "Obviously we're disappointed the film didn't sell, but it's an unusual item and the nature of auctions means these things are always unpredictable."