Sunday 4 January 2015 11.53am
Another interesting but lesser known fact, Wag McDonald, part of the notorious Elephant and Castle mob in the 40's - 50's was one time bodyguard to CC in the US.
It never ceases to impress me what a little research can lead to... I googled "Wag McDonald" and "Charlie Chaplin" and one of the the results gave me a lot of names I recognised from the TV series "Peaky Blinders", which I like to watch. In it, the main character is introduced to Charlie Chaplin by... Wag McDonald. PB is based on various real people, but it doesn't claim to be historically accurate, however, it fuels rumours like this.
. Hands off Charlie, Brum! He's 'ours"! :)