People: People, Jun. 28, 1943

Gasoline Romance

A few days after 18-year-old Oona O'Neill had described her eight-month acquaintance with Charles Chaplin as "entirely on the esoteric side," the comedian packed sleek, sloe-eyed Oona into a car, picked up the certificate and a case of champagne at Santa Barbara, sped to coastal Carpinteria, nervously found the finger for her first and his fourth wedding ring,* hid himself and his bride somewhere in Montecito.

Only the week before he had agreed to pay his pre-Oona protegee Joan Berry $2,500 down, legal costs, and support until the blood test which may...

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