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Glenn Andreiev, LI filmmaker, hosts 'A Night of Classic Hollywood Scandals'

Lita Grey was 16 when she became the

Lita Grey was 16 when she became the second wife of silent screen star Charlie Chaplin, then 35, in 1924. Their union is among the Hollywood scandals being profiled Jan. 13 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Credit: Handout

Hollywood sure doesn't make scandals like it used to.

"If you look at the gossip sites now, the scandals are if Khloe and her husband are breaking up or the way Miley performed at an awards show. The ones back in the 1920s and '30s literally had a body count," says Kings Park filmmaker Glenn Andreiev.

Relive the sex and sin of yesteryear when Andreiev hosts "A Night of Classic Hollywood Scandals" Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. On the bill are silent-film comics Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who was acquitted of manslaughter in the death of starlet Virginia Rappe but whose career never recovered, and Charlie Chaplin, who was 35 when he wed pregnant 16-year-old Lita Grey.

Also profiled will be '30s bombshells Thelma Todd (was her death at age 29 suicide or mob murder?) and Jean Harlow, who was 26 when she died. Uremic poisoning was reported as the cause of death, but rumors swirled that she was pregnant with actor William Powell's child.

Then there's tough guy Robert Mitchum, whose imprisonment for marijuana possession in 1948 boosted his screen image, proving not all careers go to pot after a scandal.

Tickets, $15; 631-423-7611,

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