The blonde might be Carmel Snow. This appears to have been taken at the same time as this group photo at the Hearst dining table and these photos of CC and Marion Davies.
what? No Paulette?? I saw some photos of her there later, in the late 30's, and those ones at the tennis court at San Simeon where Chaplin is serenading her with his racket. I wonder how Chaplin balanced Davies and Goddard – though didn't he take Lita there once or twice, too?
I just came back from San Simeon, it was fabulous. I want to see it again sometime, so I can scope out where some of these photos were taken. I told the tour guide about your site and about all your great photos and info about the castle, as we were in a big discussion about Marion Davies. It was tres cool.