Showing posts with label Alexander Korda. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander Korda. Show all posts

Monday, October 6, 2014

Charlie, Paulette, and friends at the Brown Derby, 1939

L-R: Reginald Gardiner, Basil Bleck, CC, Lillian Bleck (Sylvia Fairbanks' sister), Paulette Goddard,
Sylvia Fairbanks, Douglas Fairbanks, Alexander Korda, Merle Oberon. 
Paulette with Sylvia and Doug Fairbanks

Note that Paulette is wearing the famous diamond and emerald bracelet that Chaplin supposedly gave to her when she lost the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. She must have adored this piece of jewelry because she wore it often (see more photos here). She even wore it in her first scene in the 1939 film The Women (below):

Paulette, Mary Boland ("l'amour, l'amour") and Norma Shearer in The Women.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

United Artists meeting, September 1935

L-R: Robert Fairbanks (brother of Douglas), Samuel Goldwyn, Mary Pickford, CC (note his partially dyed hair for the filming of Modern Times), & Alexander Korda.

Chaplin credits Korda for being the first to suggest that he should do a Hitler story based on mistaken identity (The Great Dictator).