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You Must Remember This: Peggy Hopkins Joyce and Charlie Chaplin (Fake News: Fact Checking Hollywood Babylon Episode 8)

11/09/2021

August 21,2018

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

The Kim Kardashian of her day, Peggy Hopkins Joyce was famous for being rich and famous—and for her marriages and involvements with rich and famous men, including Charlie Chaplin. Did Peggy really ask Chaplin on their first date if he was “hung like a horse?” We’ll investigate this and other claims made about the affair in Hollywood Babylon, and chart how the dalliance with Hopkins Joyce inspired Chaplin’s first dramatic film A Woman of Paris, and explain how a woman of the 1910s-1920s could come from nothing and become internationally famous before ever arriving in Hollywood.


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