Friday, May 29th: The Coolidge, en route to San Francisco, makes a brief stop in Honolulu
Sailing from Yokohama, the President Coolidge, carrying Charlie, Paulette, her mother, Alta, and valet Frank Yonemori, docked for only a few hours in Hawaii before sailing again at ten that evening. Fellow passenger, Jean Cocteau, recalled that the ship was met with a native band and singers upon its arrival. When Charlie and Paulette disembarked they were “waylaid by the American colony, led off on a leash of flowers.”1 The couple were here once before back in February, at the beginning of their tour.
Below are photos aboard the Coolidge, between Yokohama and San Francisco.
|Alta and Paulette|
|L-R: Geoffrey Rootes, William Rootes (British car manufacturers), Lady Furness, Paulette, Charlie.
Back row: Jean Cocteau, Alta, Victor Sassoon (with mustache), and Water Lang, the director.
|Chaplin with Frank Murphy, U.S. High Commissioner to the Philippines.|
|Alta, Mr. Murphy, and Paulette
In a photo album, Paulette describes her sleeping mother in this photo
as “the perfect chaperone.”
Coming up on June 3rd: Arrival in San Francisco.
1 Cocteau, Round The World Again In 80 Days
Day By Day: 1936: A document of one year of Chaplin’s life.