Thursday, May 8, 2014

Charlie, Doug, and a go-kart, c. 1919


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    Thank you, dear Jess, for this photo.

  2. I wonder if this was the go-cart that Jackie Coogan once mentioned riding with Mary Pickford. He became good friends with Doug and Mary after making The Kid, and Mary once took Jackie for a ride down Pickfair's steep driveway. They wiped out and both got scratched up so badly they had to take a few days off from film work. Doug forbid Mary from riding the go-cart downhill after that.

    1. I'm not sure. Maybe so. The story about Jackie & Mary on the steep driveway reminds me of the one Charlie Jr tells in his book about him and Sydney riding the motorized go-kart Paulette bought them for Christmas down Charlie's steep driveway and how they would sometimes crash into something at the bottom be flung into the middle of the street.

  3. Note to self...if I have children do not get them go-carts....