Charlie Chaplin on the set of “Monsieur Verdoux”, finding him amusing, Assistant Director Robert Florey and leading lady Martha Raye.
“During her first days on the set, the ebullient Martha Raye was awed by Chaplin, who had been a hero for her since her show business childhood. Recognizing that this was inhibiting her work:, she took the plunge and started to address him familiarly as “Chuck”. He took it in good part and in turn called her “Maggie”. (Her real name Margaret Reed).
After that she grew even bolder, and alarmed the unit by calling “Lunch” if she felt the morning’s work had gone on too long.. Instead of the anticipated fury, Chaplin accepted this in good part also, perhaps because he justly admired the skillful, partnering the actress was giving him.”
Source: David Robinson “Chaplin - Life and Art” page 579