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Charlie on the set of “The Circus” in 1926 with Spanish singer/ performer Raquel Meller, he had thought of using her as Josephine to his Napoleon, he had wanted to make a film about Napoleon for years and years but it never came to be.

Raquel Meller also sang the original Jose Padilla song La Violetera “Who will buy my Violets” which Charlie incorporated in “City Lights” as the Flower Girl’s theme.

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We lost a grande dame today. But nobody is talking about her. Adiós, Sarita.

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