Showing posts with label Lupe Velez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lupe Velez. Show all posts

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chaplin escorts Mexican actress Lupe Velez to the premiere of Lilac Time starring Colleen Moore, 1928

Here's what Lupe told Motion Picture magazine about her date with Charlie (Unfortunately Motion Picture may have  taken some liberties with Lupe's actual way of speaking here but I do enjoy what she said even if she did not say it in this manner):
Of course, every time you go out with mens in Hollywood, they put it in newspapers. I go once with Charlie Chaplin. Just once-- to the opening of "Lilac Time." They say we are going together. But I like Charlie. I love to listen to him. He has so many brains. He is-- what you say?-- a geen-i-oos. His talk teach me somethings. I want to learn things in this country. Of course, I flirt with him. I flirt with every mans, but that means nothing. (Lupe Velez, "The Love-Life Story of Lupe Velez," Motion Picture, January 1929)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sam Goldwyn entertains visiting New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, c. 1928

Charlie is standing fourth from left, Sam Goldwyn second from left. Walker is in the middle & Ernst Lubitsch third from right. Douglas Fairbanks is in the foreground. Behind him, left to right: Lupe Velez, Dolores Del Rio, Louella Parsons & Marion Davies (except for Louella, Charlie has been linked romantically with all of these women. There are photos of him taking Lupe to a premiere around this time, he was involved in a long, sporadic affair with Marion, & may have had a sexual relationship with Dolores when she first came to Hollywood).