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CHARLIE CHAPLIN was at a
party in 1915 when the
discussion turned to hypnotism.
A woman he had never met
before said she didn' t believe
an one could h notise her.
C a lin bet her that he
com do it in under a minute.
Chaplin had her stand with her
back to the wall. He moved
around her dramatically, staring
into her eyes. as the timer
Then he leaned in and whispered, "Fake it."
She immediately swooned, shocking the other
guests and "winning Chaplin his MD.
The woman was Edna Pursuance.
Chaplin made her his leading lad and kept her
on the payroll for the rest o her life.'