Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover of Picture Show, October 20th, 1928

Charlie's "loves" are (top-bottom): Mildred Harris, Edna Purviance, Merna Kennedy, Lila Lee (I think), Claire Windsor (I think), and Lita Grey.

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  1. All I can say to this is...they missed a few.

    I read the Peggy Hopkins Joyce book "GoldDigger" recently - they touched upon her short time with Chaplin. Nude sunbathing on Catalina island, dinners out and in, and also how hard she tried to get him to give her something for her "time". At Christmas, he sent her a box containing a plastic figurine of himself. She did, however, apparently inspire his "Woman of Paris" script though, with her excesses.

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    1. Not only did they miss a few (Pola Negri?!), but they added a couple that I wouldn't consider "loves," i.e. Merna Kennedy and probably Claire Windsor.
      I'm sure Peggy was hoping for something way more extravagant than a Chaplin figurine! She should have known better. I read somewhere that photographs were taken of their nude frolicking on the beach--too bad those have never shown up.

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    2. Hee hee luv this pic too!
      http://fuckyeahchaplin.tumblr.com/image/67298183788

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  2. also, which I didn't relate at first but will now, since you brought it up (tee hee hee), the photographs of them sunbathing earned him the nickname "the goat". There are some things I just didn't need to know.

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    1. Yes! There was something about how some of the locals had spied on them with binoculars and afterward all the local billy goats were called "Charlies."

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  3. I don't get it.
    S'plain it to me Lucy? Do ya mean he was hairy or are goats supposed to be 'hung' or something?

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    1. I'm pretty sure they meant the latter.

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  4. I saw a clip of Little Girl Lost tonight starring Louise Brooks. I like her Lu Lu in Hollywood website. Lots of old time gossip about the golden era in spots. She supposedly ran around nude in a New York hotel penthouse with Charlie too. She said he painted his sword blue with iodine. (Was iodine blue back then?) Louise was rumored to have been infected with syphilis contracted from some mogul she was pleasuring. She said CC was Fearless!! Louise also felt ignored when he did not include her in his autobiography.

    Apparently Louise and Charlie were engaged in her first experience with an orgy in that hotel room romp. I think she was starring in Ziegfeld Frolics in NY at the time. But it was common to see Charlie enjoying his fun (sex) while being very protective of his public person a too. I think he wanted to be viewed as romantically linked only to the dignified winner types or something. He didn't want to be thought less of for slumming in certain circles.

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    1. The iodine turned his "part" red, i.e., when Louise said Charlie came at her "with his little red sword."
      I have to disagree with you on the last point. I don't think Charlie cared what the public thought of the people he associated with. According to Jim Tully, Chaplin dated a working-class girl during the mid-1920s. He often sought out the company of people who had no idea who he was. During his trips abroad, he would take walks in the poor section of whatever town he was in. Actually, he enjoyed slumming.

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  5. http://fuckyeahchaplin.tumblr.com/page/148

    The eighth eleventh and twelfth pics show CC on beach. Drool. There's one with him being casual with the ladies mentioned too.

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    1. I should point out that those were "reblogged" onto that tumblr from my old "Chaplin In Pictures" tumblr. Someone had asked me if I had any pictures of Charlie in the nude. Those same pictures are on this site as well. Look under the "swimsuit" & "Peggy Hopkins Joyce" labels.

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    2. I suspected something like that.

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