Thursday, October 24, 2013
With Paulette at the Mocambo, July 1942
Although they supposedly "divorced" a year earlier, Charlie and Paulette saw a lot of each other during this period. One Hedda Hopper column from November 1942 reported them sitting in a "love seat" at the premiere of Paulette's film Forest Rangers. It's possible that they briefly got back together. Although it seems he was more interested in making another film with her (Shadow & Substance maybe?) According to the Julie Gilbert book, Opposite Attraction, a contract was drawn up in May 1942 between Charlie Chaplin, “Producer” and Paulette Goddard, “Artist." This contract, which is still in existence, was only signed by Charlie. Paulette was evidently lured away by a renegotiated contract with Paramount which gave her much more freedom—and money.