Friday, January 2, 2015

Tennis match, February 1939

L-R: Betty Chaplin (later Tetrick), CC, Paulette, Syd Chaplin, tennis star Don Budge.
Betty Chaplin was Charlie's second cousin (the daughter of his cousin Aubrey). She later married Chaplin's wardrobe man, Ted Tetrick. Sydney had just arrived in Hollywood from France a few months earlier, his first visit in ten years. He spent the rest of 1939 and 1940 working behind the scenes with Charlie on The Great Dictator.

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  1. Furs and hats to watch tennis in. That's how they rolled. I never read anything about how Sydney and Paulette got along or didn't? Did you find anything?

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    1. I can't recall anything. Men seemed to get along well with Paulette (that is, except for Kono).

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  2. I have the feeling Kono wasn't able to control her as he had the others.

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    1. She was no Mildred or Lita. And as per the Von Ulm book (which is as per Kono), Kono thought when he resigned that Charlie would beg him to stay but that didn't happen.

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