Drawing of Chaplin by Al Hirschfeld for the New York Times article, “A Man With Both Feet In The Clouds”, July 26, 1942.
In the article, Hirschfeld, whom Charlie met in Bali in 1932, describes going to Chaplin’s Hollywood home in the summer of 1942 and being told by one of his servants that Charlie had just stepped out, but could probably be found somewhere on the grounds sleeping. Hirschfeld set out to find him. “I had not far to go. In a hammock alongside the swimming pool was the great man curled up asleep. Near by were some orange peels and on his chin were further evidences of a recent snack. He awoke on my approach and bounded up to greet me. We talked of many things. He was in great form.”