Thursday, May 8, 2014

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


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    Thank you, dear Jess, for this photo.

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  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.

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    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.

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

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