Showing posts with label Claire Windsor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Claire Windsor. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

At the beach, c.1922

Front row: Claire Windsor, Lila Lee, Ruth Wightman
Back row: CC, Sam Goldwyn, Gouverneur Morris

Both Claire Windsor and Lila Lee were linked romantically with Chaplin in the early 1920s

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Claire Windsor, Charlie, and Mary Pickford, c. late '20s/early '30s

During her brief romance with Charlie in 1921, Claire Windsor suddenly went missing. Charlie himself joined in the search party and offered a $1000 reward for her safe return. Claire was discovered a couple of days later lying under a tree. She claimed she had fallen from her horse, became dazed and confused, and wandered around in the hills behind Hollywood for two days and nights. It was Chaplin's publicist, Carlyle Robinson, who first suspected something wasn't quite right with her story. When he visited her in the hospital, he noticed that her riding boots were awfully pristine for someone who had been traipsing around outdoors for two days. He also noticed that the dark circles under her eyes were nothing but makeup. When he confronted her about it, she fessed up and admitted that the disappearance was a hoax--a publicity stunt arranged by her agent. She said she had hired a horse who knew the trails and hid in the attic of a house which was located in the same hills where the search parties had been looking for her. She was able to watch them from the attic window. Needless to say, this stunt marked the end of her relationship with Charlie. However, judging from the smiles, I guess all was forgiven by the time this photo was taken.