Showing posts with label Samuel Goldwyn. Show all posts
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Monday, November 28, 2016

United Artists stars & producers gather to protest the Fox West Coast Theater monopoly, November 1930

"We'll show our pictures in tents!" they said.

L-R: Al Jolson, Mary Pickford, Ronald Colman, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, Joseph Schenck, Charlie, Samuel Goldwyn & Eddie Cantor.

Modern Screen, Feb. 1931. Click to enlarge.

What did Chaplin have to say?

Santa Cruz Evening News, Nov. 29, 1930

(City Lights premiered January 30th, 1931 at the newly constructed Los Angeles Theater.) 

Fox West Coast and United Artists eventually reached a compromise in August 1931. Read more about it here.

L-R: Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford, Chaplin

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

British journalists visit United Artists, 1929

Back row (L-R): Henry C. Owen, Lili Damita, Ralph D. Blumenfeld, Joseph Schenck, Camilla Horn, Ronald Colman, Lady Peake, John Barrymore (in costume for Eternal Love), Vilma Banky. Front row: Samuel Goldwyn, William J. Locke, Charles Igglesden, Chaplin, W. J. T. Collins, Alan Pitt Robbins.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

United Artists meeting, September 1935

L-R: Robert Fairbanks (brother of Douglas), Samuel Goldwyn, Mary Pickford, CC (note his partially dyed hair for the filming of Modern Times), & Alexander Korda.

Chaplin credits Korda for being the first to suggest that he should do a Hitler story based on mistaken identity (The Great Dictator).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

At the beach, c.1922

Front row: Claire Windsor, Lila Lee, Ruth Wightman
Back row: CC, Sam Goldwyn, Gouverneur Morris

Both Claire Windsor and Lila Lee were linked romantically with Chaplin in the early 1920s

Sunday, September 29, 2013

With May Collins & Sam Goldwyn, 1921

Charlie met seventeen-year-old actress May Collins in November 1920 at the Actors' Equity Ball in New York City. They began dating shortly afterward and within a few months there were rumors of an engagement, which were neither confirmed nor denied by both parties. Although Charlie told one reporter: “I like the young lady. Like her. That is all.” As was usually the case with Charlie's relationships, he eventually grew bored with May and the relationship fizzled out by the summer of 1921. Another reason may have been that he was still sweet on Florence Deshon. 

In this snippet from the August 1921 issue of Photoplay, we see that May, like many of Charlie's wives/girlfriends, was yet another victim of "Charlie Scissorhands":

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

United Artists meeting, 1934

Left to right, front row: Mary Pickford, Joseph Schenck, Douglas Fairbanks. Standing, CC, Darryl Zanuck, and Sam Goldwyn.
Funny how everyone is smiling in the top photo, but frowning in the bottom photo (especially soon-to-be exes Doug & Mary). Ms. Pickford also added a scarf to her ensemble. Charlie looks like he's fresh from a tennis match.

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).