Felix In Hollywood

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Funny Girl

She was a star by 1914.

She made her first picture in 1913, her last in 1971.

Her luxurious hair was long enough to sit on.

She was Chaplin's first leading lady.

In fact, at Mack Sennett's request, she coached Charlie Chaplin in the techniques of film acting.

She owned a kings ransom of jewels.

She was lent a private train car owned by Evelyn Walsh McLean for a cross-country trip.

She did a command performance for the Dowager Empress of China.

She met General George Pershing.

She danced with the Prince of Wales.

Her dearest friend was Mabel Normand.

She owned the first Rolls Royce in Hollywood.  It had a genuine silver radiator.

The Rolls was a gift from her husband.

She was a funny girl and she was Fatty's Girl.

She was:

Minta Durfee Arbuckle!


Barbara said...

the Prince of Whales? You mean Wales, right? Is there a Prince of Whales? Orca?

FelixInHollywood said...

That's what I get for typing while tired.

MJ said...

The blue whale possesses the largest penis in the world: 2.4 m (8 ft) long!

That's a prince of a whale!

TJB said...

If she had danced with the Prince of Wails, she'd have been cutting in on Dorothy Kilgallen to waltz with Johnnie Ray.

FelixInHollywood said...

Gee, you're right. I hadn't thought about it that way.