LITA GREY CHAPLIN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/06/1989 - HFSID 345207
Sale Price $234.00
LITA GREY CHAPLIN
The famous actress and second wife of actor Charles Chaplin pens this letter to a fan answering one question and apologizing for not having pictures to send to admirers, signed in blue ink
Autograph Letter Signed: “Lita Grey Chaplin” in blue ink. 5¾x7¾. No place.Date: October 6, 1989. One page. In full: “My dear Mr. Rentz: The most memorable break in my life sixty four years ago (1925) was the birth of my first born Sir Charles Chaplin Jr. Sorry I have no photos for fans. Good luck, Lita Grey Chaplin.” Lita Grey Chaplin (born Lillita Louise MacMurray, 1908-1995) had minor roles in two of Charlie Chaplin's films, The Kid and The Idle Class (both 1921). She became pregnant with Chaplin's child, and - fearing prosecution for having sex with a minor - he married her in 1924. They had two sons, but the marriage was an unhappy one. They divorced in 1927, after a scandal-producing trial and the largest divorce settlement in history up to that time. She wrote two autobiographies, including Wife of the Life of the Party (1995). Chaplin biographer Joyce Milton asserts that Nabokov's Lolita was inspired by the Grey-Chaplin marriage. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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