This statement in the article rather perturbed me: "His reputation was further damaged by a lawsuit from a young actress who claimed he had fathered her child. (He denied the claim, but a court eventually declared him the father.)"The author didn't see fit to further explain that the child was proven by blood tests not to be his? This is how these falsehoods continue their journey.
The article said the novella is Charlot's ONLY work of fiction, but I am still searching for the two murder/crime mysteries that he supposedly wrote. His son said he wrote them for the detective rags of his day. He liked to read those sometimes. Hence his interest in Orson Wells' script he collaborated on for Mssr Verdoux.