Tuesday, April 26, 2011
From the Auction --
Mildred Harris Chaplin (Witzel and Hartsook, 1919) - Two signed portraits of the first wife of Charlie Chaplin, Mildred Harris. Ms. Harris was a most interesting woman, marrying Chaplin whilst only 17, and three years later, upon her divorce, immediately going into an affair with the Prince of Wales. She has over 100 film credits which include everything from an uncredited appearance as a dancing girl in D.W. Griffiths' "Intolerance" (1916), to one of the best Three Stooges' shorts, 1936's "Movie Maniacs". It was Ms. Harris who paired up Edward, Prince of Wales to Wallis Simpson (Duchess of Windsor). Both photos are signed with the name she used from 1919-1920 while married to Chaplin, "Sincerely, Mildred Harris Chaplin." The Return of Chandu" (Principal Distributing, 1934) 11x14 Lobby Card - Starring Bela Lugosi and Maria Alba. The image is from the last scene of Chapter 12 of the serial. Check out my previous review of "The Return of Chandu."