Showing posts with label Georges Carpentier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Georges Carpentier. Show all posts

Sunday, December 6, 2015

VANITY FAIR gathering in New York--two views

This assembly took place sometime in December 1920. Chaplin had been in New York since the summer cutting The Kid and waiting for his divorce from his first wife, Mildred Harris, to become final.

Top left: Frank Crowninshield (creator & editor of Vanity Fair), actress Mary Nash, Ambassador Gerard, English débutante Joan Maclean, writer Edward Knoblock, ?, publisher Condé Nast. Bottom left: boxer Georges Carpentier, French actress Alice Delysia, Chaplin

From Vanity Fair, January 1921

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chaplin with boxer Georges Carpentier, Paris, 1921


Lita Grey Chaplin was involved in a long affair with Carpentier, who was married, after her divorce from Charlie. One evening in 1931, Georges & Lita were kidnapped and robbed by four men with guns outside a New York City theater where Lita had just finished performing. The robbers had seen Lita's act and were attracted to her expensive jewelry. The couple were driven a mile in Lita's car before they were released unharmed.