Wow. I never thought I would stump you guys with my Guess The Vintage Image of the Day post. Though both Vivian Vance and Ruby Keeler were good guesses, the starlet in question was actually Lita Grey, seen at right with her sometime husband, Charlie Chaplin.

Chaplin met Grey (born Lillita MacMurray) when she was seven years old. Five years later, he cast her as a flirtatious angel in The Kid, and four years after that, Miss Grey found herself impregnated by the biggest star in the world. She was 16, he was 35, and from shotgun marriage to embittered legal fight over seperation, the whole ordeal was the biggest scandal of Chaplin's very public career.


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