Yesterday I was reading Pola’s autobiography for fun and, at the end of the chapter about Chaplin, she includes the news headline:

Pola Negri jilts Chaplin

The day of its publication was March 2, 1923. It was a strange coincidence that at midnight I would see that.

Charlie Chaplin was dumped 93 years ago today for being a bitchy little man.

Here they are posing after announcing their pretend engagement at Pebble Beach, California, just to keep reporters away.