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Friday, July 22, 2016

Day By Day: 1936

Wednesday, July 22nd: Charlie and Paulette attend a reception honoring Johannes Poulsen, head of the Royal Theater Of Denmark. 

Host Mary Pickford introduced Poulsen to 200 celebrities and civic leaders on the lawn of her home, Pickfair. The Danish director was invited by the California Festival Association to stage an outdoor production of the play Everyman at the Hollywood Bowl that September.

In this grainy photo from the Los Angeles Times (7/23/36), you can see Charlie and Paulette to the right of Mary
 (in white hat). 
L-R: Poulsen, CC, Paulette, Norma Shearer, and Mrs. Poulsen.
Poulsen at left and Jean Hersholt on the right. I apologize for the watermarks.

Day By Day: 1936: An account of one year of Chaplin's life. (Note: Some recent updates to the series are only posted on the series page.)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Premiere of THE CIRCUS Party for Marion Davies, 1928

The above photo is often incorrectly labeled as having been taken at the premiere of either The Circus or City Lights. However it was actually taken at a welcome home party that was given for Marion Davies at the Ambassador Hotel following her return from Europe in October 1928.

Below is a group photo from the same event. Original photograph caption dated October 31,1928 reads: "Photo shows a distinguished group of filmland notables at a welcome party honoring Marion Davies, famous star just returned from a three-month trip abroad. Standing, left to right, Lorraine Eddy, Matt Moore, Aileen Pringle, Louis B. Mayer, Gloria Swanson, Harry d'Arrast, Miss Davies, Louella O. Parsons, Ricardo Cortez, Charlie Chaplin, Norma Shearer, Irving G. Thalberg, Harold Lloyd and Robert Z. Leonard. Seated in foreground are Harry Crocker, left, and William Haines. The French room of the Ambassador was transformed into likeness of a Parisian cafe for the surprise party greeting Miss Davies." (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Collection)