Hollywood Style – Marion Davies and Charles Chaplin – 1930

Prototypical comedian Charles Chaplin escorts Marion Davies to the premiere of her film, “The Floradora Girl” in 1930:


This was Chaplin’s house on Summit Dr.

I’d show you Marion Davies house, but it was just a chunky old Tudor.

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  1. September 1, 2012

    I’m always thought when Marion referred to her “chunky old Tudor” she meant William Randolph Hearst.

    • September 1, 2012

      Oh, snap! Have you ever seen there private suite up at the top of Hearst Castle? His room is ponderous and medieval and her room is relatively airy and frou-frou…

      • September 1, 2012

        I saw those bedrooms at last in 2011. I have been trying to get to the top since 1960 when I first visted Hearst Castel as a mere infant. They still had some of the wild animals roaming around on the hills then. Ah Marion…what a sweet rosebud she was.

  2. George Kaplan
    May 24, 2013

    Love the pic of Marion and Charles (I wonder, did he have “designs” on her?!). Ms Davies looks charming. It’s a pity that Citizen Kane has somewhat distorted “rosebud’s” reputation, though any calumny heaped on Hearst seems fair enough (besides Kane is a tragedy, and portrays the “man in full” with something akin to sympathy. Charles Foster Kane is not purely William Randolph Hearst).
    Oh, Mr Chaplin want an impressive house you had 🙂

    • May 24, 2013

      I think he did have “designs” on her — but he had designs on a lot of people 😉

  3. May 25, 2013

    we adore Marion Davies.

    so sadly underplayed a life.

  4. January 23, 2015

    “Just” a Tudor? I adore Tudors! Especially the ones played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers…. rrrrrOWRRRRR! Really do love those houses, though.

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