Books: Short Notices: Sep. 30, 1966

MY LIFE WITH CHAPLIN by Lita Grey Chaplin. 325 pages. Bernard Geis. $5.95.

Lillita McMurray, as she was known back in the '20s, was Charlie Chaplin's second wife. At twelve, she had played as an extra in Chaplin's The Kid. By the time she was 16, Charlie had changed her name to Lita Grey, cast her as the leading lady in The Gold Rush, and was making love to her on the beach, in the back seat of his Locomobile, and in the. steam room of his Beverly Hills mansion.

When Lita got pregnant, Charlie got furious. She writes that at first...

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