Friday, September 28, 2012

"Panacea in every sense of the word"1

Charlie, Paulette, & Charlie, Jr. aboard the Panacea, 1940.  Chaplin purchased the Chris Craft 38-foot cruiser in the spring of 1933 as a surprise for Paulette. He had previously owned a yacht called the Edna P. (after Edna Purviance) and had considered naming his new yacht the Edna P. II but decided upon Panacea, a name he thought every boat should be called. When Charlie and Paulette split in 1942, she was given the yacht as part of her settlement.



1Charles Chaplin, My Autobiography, 1964

3 comments:

  1. Wow Jess I never knew the story of Charlie and the boat named Edna, men usually call a boat by the name of a woman they adore, not putting myself over:) but Dave sometimes teases me and calls me a "brat" if I'm being stubborn about something and told me if he had a boat he would call it "bratty brat":)

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    1. Haha. I'm sure if Chris named a boat after me it would be something very similar!

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  2. In the top photo, the shadow under younger Charlie's nose makes him resemble his father's famous character. ;)

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