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Joan Barry letters
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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One of the three notes shown to Joan Barry when she was cross-examined by the defense attorney during the paternity suit against Charlie Chaplin. The left side of the note reads, "If only Charles has provided means for me to live, I would have wanted to know you [illegible] Forgive me Mommy." The right side of the note reads, "Forgive me. I cannot get him out of my system. I did come for you." Photograph dated December 25, 1944.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1535
Barry, Joan--Correspondence
Barry, Joan--Trials, litigation, etc
Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977--Trials, litigation, etc
Trials--California--Los Angeles
Paternity--California--Los Angeles
Evidence (Law)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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