Showing posts with label Andre Citroen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Andre Citroen. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chaplin & French car manufacturer, André Citroën, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1932


In May Reeves' book, she wrote about a picnic given by Citroën that she and Chaplin attended during their stay in St. Moritz. A clairvoyant was present and commented on various objects hidden by the guests. May handed him Charlie's glasses through a friend (the psychic didn't know whose they were). He commented that the glasses belonged to someone who has "reached the peak of success," but didn't say anything more. Afterwards, May took him aside and asked for more information. The psychic told her: "the person to whom these glasses belong will live to an advanced age, but will not die a natural death." When May told Charlie this, he said "Oh well, since he granted me a long life, I'll willingly accept a violent death!"

Saturday, January 11, 2014

World Tour (1931-32) Revisited: Out and About in St. Moritz, Switzerland, c. January 1932

Charlie:

Charlie dancing with toilet paper.

May Reeves*:




With friends:

Charlie and May with airplane manufacturer, Anthony Fokker.
Reeves later recalled that the two men performed "a comic sketch:
two monkeys scratching themselves constantly, looking for fleas and eating them."  
Chaplin with car manufacturer, Andre Citroen.

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*According to Reeves'  memoir, she became pregnant in St. Moritz. Not surprisingly, Chaplin was less than thrilled with the news. Shortly after their separation in March, May had a miscarriage which she claims was induced by Chaplin when he forced her to go on a long skiing expedition. I have always found this story a bit hard to believe. Even if Chaplin was displeased about May's pregnancy (if she was pregnant at all), a skiing expedition was hardly a plausible strategy for inducing a miscarriage, especially at this very early stage in her pregnancy.