Saturday, July 31, 2021

the last book I ever read (Moments with Chaplin by Lillian Ross, excerpt five)

from Moments with Chaplin by Lillian Ross:

“The Plaza was very new, very magnificent when I was first here,” Chaplin said. “And the big thing then was Riverside Drive. That was the really posh place to live, in one of those mansions on Riverside Drive. There are so mnay streets I like, but I don’t suppose we’ll get to them today. Second Avenue. There was great vitality of Second Avenue when it had all those houses with little gardens.”

When we reached Times Square, Chaplin stood in front of the Police Department information booth and looked around. He took some tortoise-shell-rimmed glasses out of his inside coat pocket and put them on.

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