Edwin August – photos and quotes

Edwin August

“When we talk of commercialism, most of us think of the sort of photoplays that people are enthusiastic about, and it means to most of us that we are going to forget all about art.” Edwin August in 1915



Edwin August (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“There are no friends like the old friends after all. I honestly believe that success is the most severe test to man’s character and capabilities. Give many people praise, allow them to imagine they are the big fish in the pond and real ambition that urges hard study and constant endeavor to improve is lost.”Edwin August in 1914


Edwin August (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Pantomimic ability is largely what counts in determining the success of a screen character. Unlike the stage, there is absolutely no chance to accentuate the part by the use of dialect or inflections of the voice.”Edwin August in 1914

“Yes, I have played a great many roles, written a great many photoplays and directed scores. I am very fond of the psychological drama, and there is every chance in the world to the alert student to do fine shading, to point pointed morals. Yet I fear the romantic, the costume play appeals to me the greatest.”Edwin August in 1914


Edwin August's Pimento Haricots a la August recipeEdwin August Pimento Haricots a la August recipe ( a baked bean dish)

1 can of cubed pimentos

1/2 pound of bacon

1 clove of Garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

salt to taste

red pepper to taste

black pepper to taste

1 white onion, chopped

Can of beans (your choice)

Can of tomato soup

Two hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Grated cheese (one that melts like Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or Mozzarella)


Place pimentos, bacon, and garlic in a frying pan over a low flame. Add teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, salt and red and black pepper.  Fry until bacon is done, and then crumble it.

In a separate sauce pan, boil chopped white onion in water until translucent and then set aside.

Boil canned beans in sauce pan. Remove from heat and set aside. Next, heat the tomato soup.

In a baking dish, place beans in the bottom. Add onions on a separate layer and then pour pimento mixture over the whole thing. Add tomato soup. Top with the two sliced hard-boiled eggs. Add grated cheese and bake in oven until cheese is thoroughly melted and bubbling.

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