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Patrice Chaplin


Patrice Chaplin is an internationally renowned playwright and author who has published more than two dozen books. Her most notable works include Albany Park, Siesta (which was made into a film starring Jodi Foster and Isabella Rossellini), Into the Darkness Laughing, Hidden Star, Night Fishingand Death Trap. Her stage play From the Balcony was commissioned by London’s National Theatre in conjunction with Radio 3. As a bohemian in Paris during the 1950s and ’60s, Patrice spent time with Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Married to Charlie Chaplin’s son Michael and living and working in Hollywood, she was associated with Lauren Bacall, Miles Davis, Salvador Dali, Marlon Brando and Jean Cocteau, who gave her a starring role in one of his films.

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Author's Books

Albany Park

An Autobiography


City of Secrets

The Extraordinary True Story of One Woman’s Journey to the Heart of the Grail Legend


The Unknown Pursuit

Three Grandmothers in Search of the Grail – A True Story


Lucifer by Moonlight

A Modern Fable


The Stone Cradle

One Woman’s Search for the Truth beyond Everyday Reality