GERMANY: Notes, Nov. 29, 1926

"Cooganing." Charles Spencer Chaplin made Jackie Coogan by co-starring him in The Kid. Therein Jackie ran ahead throwing stones through windows. Charlie followed as a glazier, repaired the windows, reaped comedy pelf. Last week The Kid was shown at the millenium-old Hartz Mountain village of Wernigerode, seat of an academy for hochgeboren young ladies. The young ladies were not allowed to see The Kid, but soon their windows tinkled in fragments as did many another. No glazier appeared, but subsequently one Thanhauser Rothschild, insignificant insurance agent, was arrested and confessed to...

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