French Press Photo, from Studio KEYSTONE-ILLUSTRATED Paris:
Undated, but can be traced to the Gone With the Wind premiere in 1939.
13 x 18.25 cm.
Paulette Goddard (1910–1990) was an American actress. A child fashion model and a performer in several Broadway productions as a Ziegfeld Girl, she became a major star of the Paramount Studio in the 1940s. Her most notable films were her first major role, as Charles Chaplin's leading lady in Modern Times, and Chaplin's subsequent film The Great Dictator. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in So Proudly We Hail! (1943).
In 1932, Goddard began a relationship with Charlie Chaplin. She later moved into his Beverly Hills home. They were reportedly married in secret in Canton, China, in June 1936. Aside from referring to Goddard as "my wife" at the October 1940 premiere of The Great Dictator, neither Goddard nor Chaplin publicly commented on their marital status. On June 4, 1942, Goddard was granted a Mexican divorce from Chaplin.
Paulette was a top candidate for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (gossip columnist Louella Parsons had even started referring to her as "Scarlett O'Goddard.") ...