I have several Hollywood celebrity group shots with Charlie at the dinner table. Whenever 'another' man is flirting with a female in his immediate vicinity he always sports a certain type of look. It's like an inner fraternity boy chuckle.
I believe that Gloria was at Essanay for a while in Chicago and tested for him, but she deliberately blew it because she did not want to be a comedienne.
Yes, although she can be seen briefly at the beginning of "His New Job"
This is a fake. The original does not have Chaplin or Swanson, just an unidentified man and woman with Bela. You can see the original here (scroll down):http://www.johnmariani.com/archive/2006/060625/index.html
I wondered about that. Thanks for the info.