Jean Acker

Jean Acker – photos and quotes

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“I’m fond of life, fond of work, fond of sports – especially baseball – and fond of society, when I’m in the mood for it. Yes, I have a nickname. My friends call me Billie.” — Jean Accker in 1912.   “On Sundays, I answer to the name of Miss Jean Acker, and week days […]

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Lottie Briscoe

Lottie Briscoe – photo and quotes

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“I can tell you how I spend my evenings – answering letters from stagestruck girls.” — Lottie Briscoe in 1912   “I enjoy my work, every minute of it, every day of it, and consider acting in pictures ever so much harder than on the stage. But I’d much rather do it, for there is […]

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Clara Williams

Clara Williams – photos and quotes

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“My work began in California, where I played with Mr. Anderson, of the Essanay Company. Then I left the pictures for the regular stage and vaudeville, but I came back to the pictures. Yes, I love the work. It is fascinating – always something new, and boundless opportunities for improvement.” — Clara Williams in 1912. […]

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King Baggott

King Baggott

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“Motion Picture work is no longer mere pantomime. It is acting. Everything must be done naturally, and that requires thought and study. The audience must be told everything in the most direct, simple way, and yet it must be effective. I am a great believer in turning the back to the audience. It seems to […]

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Charles Ogle

Charles Ogle – photos and quotes

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“Personally, I always have lines for the part, and I always say them as if they would get over the footlights.” — Charles Ogle Source: L. Case Russell (1912) “I like this far better than the stage. As I told you, I am lazy. I come here at nine, and leave at five. Perhaps I […]

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Florence Turner

Florence Turner – photos and quotes

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“Do you know, that there is nothing so self-satisfying as the thought that we have been of service to our fellow creatures?When I have played in a picture, I often wonder if it will take to some poor soul a message – if it will help somebody to be better – if it will bring […]

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Vedah Bertram

Vedah Bertram – photos and quotes

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“Well, I am not particularly proud of any of my work, because after viewing it on the screen I can always see where I might have done better….I enjoy seeing my errors in order that I may perfect myself.” — Vedah Bertram in 1912   “I studied at Wellesley four years, and then I went […]

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Underworld Murder

Bizarre Tales: The Underworld Murder of Blondy Hannon

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The Underworld Murder of Blondy Hannon TWO JAILED IN MURDER OF UNDERWORLD CHARACTER Women Quizzed as Body Found in Bullet-Riddled Room After Night of Wild Revel (LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1926)…Two men were arrested on charge of suspicion of murder and two women were questioned by the police last night as they investigated the […]

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Maurice Costello

Maurice Costello – photos and quotes

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“I have never gone to college, haven’t any favorite flower, never did anything heroic, and know all my neighbors.” — Maurice Costello in 1912   Q: Have you a nickname? MC: Yes, known everywhere as ‘Dimples.’ …I was born with it. Q: Where were you born, and when? MC: In Pittsbugh, and I wasn’t old […]

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Ormi Hawley

Ormi Hawley

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“Sometimes I miss the footlights and applause but on the whole I like the Photoplay best. No, I do not dislike rehearsing – it means success. I try to see all the Photoplays in which I appear, and find every chance for improvement….Anything can be improved!” — Ormi Hawley in 1912

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