Circa early October 1936: Publicity photos of Charlie and Paulette by Max Munn Autrey.
Autrey was the stills photographer for both Modern Times & The Great Dictator. This set gives us some nice views of the grounds of Chaplin’s Beverly Hills estate.
Lesser known images from this shoot show Charlie buying tickets to a British Charity Ball from a young lady named Maureen Laing: 1
Another photo with Laing appeared in the Los Angeles Times on October 11th, 1936:
See more photos here.
1Laing later became a journalist under the name Maureen Dragone and one of the longest-standing members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
2Many thanks to Kate Guyonvarch of Association Chaplin for identifying Mr. Laing.
DAY BY DAY:1936: An account of one year of Chaplin’s life.