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TODAY' FUJI FEATURES.
Peoples Sessue Hayakawa and
Myrtle Stedman, "The Soul of
Plckford Nance 0'Neil, "The
Majestic William Duncan and
Mary Anderson, "The Last
Columbia Bessie Love, "A Sister
Sunset Norma Talmadge, "Going-
Globe Irene ' Fenwick, "The
Woman Next Door": Earl Will
iams, "The Scarlet Runner."
THERE is still a chance for motion
picture "talent. '
If you don't think so, consider
.the cases of three of the winners of
photoplay .Magazine's Beauty and
Brains contest-; Helen Afnold, of Louis
ville; Lucille Zintheo. of Spokane, and
Aletia Marton, of Dallas.
Miss Arnold was signed by the Froh
man Amusement Company and will
soon appear in "The Witching Hour."
Khe is well on her way to stardom.
Lucille Zintheo, the Spokane girl, has
been engaged on a three-year contract
by Lewis J. Selznick for Herbert Bren
on pictures. She was offered a Brady
contract, but Selznick tendered more
money. She will have a small part in
the Nazimova picture, "War Bridee,"
and a more important role in "The
Queen Mother," starring Florence
Miss Marton makes her debut in the
first of the Norma Talmadge films, also
released through Selznick, a screen
version of "Panthea."
Miss Zintheo is a decided brunette,
with remarkably expressive eyes and
a brilliant smile. She is a native of
Detroit, and 21 years old. Miss Marton
is an opposite type, being a stately
The winners of the Beauty and
Brains contest were eleven in number.
These girls were taken Eact, enter
tained, conducted on a tour of the stu
dios and then given the "once over"
by the producers. Several more of the
prirls undoubtedly will be given con
tracts to appear in the celluloid.
Knowing that the moving picture en
thusiasts of the Nation would be in
doubt as to how their votes should be
caet on November 7, until they learned
the political predilection of their fa
vorite stars. Photoplay Magazine un
dertook to make a canvass of the ac
tresses now in California who will
cast their first votes for President.
Here is how they stand:
Kathlyn William If I ever vote
anything but the straight Democratic
ticket, take me back to the lions, lock
me in and. throw the key away. Wil
son, of course.
Fannie Ward If I v. '.-re old enough I
to vote; mister, I would do my best
for Hughes. I think he's a terribly
nice man, who ought to be encouraged.
Mae Murray- I can't vote here, but if
I could it would be Hughes, because
he's from New York, and,' besides. I
like the way he parte his whiskers,
and. besides, I never knew anything
good to come out of Jersey.
Marie Doro I shall vote for Wilson
because I do not believe this is a time
to change Administrations. .
Dorothy Gish Hughes and Fair
banks, if I had a vote. I think Doug
las is a perfect darling.
Myrtle Stedman I am for the demo
lition, abolition and utter annihilation
of the entire Democratic party.
Cleo Ridgley After using Wilson for
four vpnrs I think we should use no
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those serious things. And those sub
titles he writes are grand. Wilson,
Anita King Judging from his make
up, I consider Hughes a better busi- :
Tiess man than' Wileon and will cast'
my vote accordingly. I
Louise Glaum I'm for the Johnnie '
who wants to have rum abolished. 1
think his name is Benson.
Bessie Barriscale Wilson has saved
the country from chaos. He gets my
Dorothy Dalton The prices of cloth
ing have gone up so high during Wil
son's Administration that I will vote
Winnifred Kingston As long as
Oliver Morosco is not running I'll vote
for Hughes, as hie platform is much
superior to that of Wilson.
Vivian Martin I simply can't see
Hughes, he's too handsome. Let me
have homely men" about me. Me for
Charlev Murrav" (who is not an ac
tress) I am not in favor of any change!
of Administration at thte time, so will
vote again for Andrew Jackson. ' ,
"Gee. isn't she tiny and he is so fat!"
"My. goodness, look at him, he must
weigh a ton!" "Well, I'll wager my
new Fall lid that she doesn't tip the
scales at a hundred." " .-
How many times have you'neard
these remarks when watching a mo
tion picture show? Just to relieve your
fagged brain, we will let. you in on a
secret and tell you Just how much
a. lot of these people weigh. Promise
to keep it a secret, Hough!
William Duncan, of the Vitagraph
tips the scale at an even 200; Jack
"Warren Kerrigan, of the Universal.
goes him one better and makes the
hand stop at 201.: Bud Hamilton, of
Kalem. Uds the beam at 205, while
Mignon Anderson, of the Thanhouser
weighs 94. Max Asher, of the Uni
versal, goes in at 206, and William F.
Russell, of Mutual, tips 203. Richard
C. Travers, of Essanay, goes up to 207
and stops there, while "Fatty" Roscoe
Arbuckle goes way up to 285 and Lil
lian Huff, of the Famous Players, can't
bulge more than 95. Viola Dana claims
possession of all of 96 pounds, while
Wellington Playter, of Palo Alto, gets
away with 232. but poor Helen Weer,
try as she may. can't weigh a hundred
but comes mighty near. it. for she
weighs 99. '
There is only one film playffc who
weighs over 300 pounds, and that
Pierre La Colosse. a French heavy
weight wrestler, who appeared in .a
Mutual picture some time ago. and who
will be . in a coming Vitagraph. He
weighs 342 pounds, and is, without a
doubt, the biggest human thing in
The retrenchment ax was swung with
vigor at many of the studios during
last month, the casualties having been
very large at the American in Santa
Barbara and at Keystone. Harry Grib
bon and Louella Maxam were among
the victims at the latter and among
the important players who left Santa
Barbara were Jack Richardson and
Louise Lester, the last of the "Flying
A." There was also a slump in the
"extra" market, owing to the com
pletion of "Joan of Arc" and "The Gar
den of Allah" by Lasky and Selig, re
spectively. William Fox continued his
raiding tactics, having annexed Mar
gery Daw. erstwhile Laskyite, and
Charles Clary, of the same company.
Other Fox acquisitions were Director
Harry Edwards and comedienne Julia
Faye, of Keystone.
"When William Gillette and his wife
went fishing the other week two miles
from their cabin in the Yosemite Val
ley and Mrs. Gillette slipped on a
rock and sprained her ankle, and Gil
lette sought and obtained surgical aid
from Helen Holmes and Paul Horst, at
the location camp where. Miss Holmes'
Signal-Mutual Company was filming
"A Lass of the Lumberlands," Gillette,
to show his appreciation, offered to
make Miss Holmes a present of a big
cinnamon bear he had "spotted" in a
cave near by.
The offer was accepted after delib
eration, and a. few days ago the bear
was trapped and delivered, weight 500
Snow weather at EI Portal, the
southern gateway of Yosemite National
work, decided Director McGowan to
move his - camp to the Los Angeles
studio for Interior filming until the
Yosemite a'tmosphere should clear up,
and he ordered bruin expressed to the
Signal's Los Angeles zoo.
The property man took a turn of
chain around the cinnamon's left hind
leg and the assistant property man
climbed off the lid.
Then things began to happen. There
is an expression "as ugly as a bear
with a sore head." It fits in here. The
cinnamon started for his late home in
the cave by the river. Bears don't run
but they usually get there. This one
got as far as the length of his chain
(which had been snubbed around a
tree for safety.) The chain broke under
the strain of 500 pounds of meat, bone
and muscle hurlinsr' itself over the
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ground. The bear turned a somersault,
got up very angry indeed, and charged
the crowd, made up of the members of
Miss Holmes' company, including her
self. Leo Maloney, character man support
ing Miss Holmes, shot the bear dead
with a rifle handed him hurriedly by
one of the party.
Kentucky, land of the bluegrass and
thoroughbreds, claims Harry Booker,
oldest comedian of Mack Sennett's or
ganization, as its own." Possessed of
that Jovial nature and indomitable
youth common to most comedians of
mature years, he is beloved by .lis as
sociates and is fondly referred to on
the Keystone "lot" as Daddy.
As a motion picture comedian Mr.
Booker stands out as one of the clever
est cnaracter men to be recruited from
the ranks of the legitimate. The vau
deville team. Booker and Canfleld, of
which he was the Junior member, were
well known to theater-goers of a gen
eration ago. These two comedians
held a partnership record that was
never equaled in the theatrical world.
They began working together as young
men in the old variety days, long be
fore the vvofd "vaudeville- was Known
to theater patrons, and remained to
gether for over 30 years, until Mr. Can
field's death a few years ago.
Charley Murray's reason for desert
ing the "boards" in favor of motion
pictures is that domesticity is en.loyed
and the night and Sunday work of the
legitimate stage is not known to the
picture profession. Murray will be
remembered for his work as a member
of the musical comedy team of Murray
and Mack in "Finnegan's Ball." "Mc
Fadden's Flats" and other stage come
dies. "Considering the fact that I have
lived in a trunk on the road for 23
years, can you blame me for loving the
picture game?"' said Murray. Having
attained a success in the movies, his
"road trunk" is now covered wit'j cob
webs In the garret of his home.
Murray is' 44 years old. He was born
in the hamlet of Laurel, Ind.. aud re
ceived his education in the ublic
schools of Cincinnati. Ohio. He is one
of the leading comedians of Mack Sen
nett's big company of screen actors at
the Keystone Film Company's Ktudio
in T.os Anfreles. Of H the film plays
(Star of "The Social
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It's harder for some than others, and it doesn't always end as happily as this.
Motion Picture News says of this picture: "Norma Talmadge never did anything better."
Ambrose's Cup of Woe
Coming! Mary Pickford In "Hulda From Holland' yJJJJCy fKf
in' which Murray has been prominent
"The Plunderer" Is considered by him
his greatest success.
Florence Reed, who will begin work
immediately Under the direction of
Herbert Brenon on the next f th.H
progressive producer's contributions to
Selznik Pictures, is one of the mutt
attractive figures on the American
stage. In her comparatively brief
lareer. for she is one of the yo.inger L
jtars. she has known practically no
such thing as failure. Strikingly hand
some in appearance and gifted with re
markable dramatic fire, she has never
failed to win her audiences aJid her
engagement by Mr. Brenon is a dis
tinct acquisition to the list of start
which have appeared In his photodra
mas. Miss Reed's most recent big success
was made in "The Yellow Ticket." that
tremendously emotional drama of po
litical and social Intrigue In Russia. In
the leading role Miss Reed starred for
the long New York run and then
toured for a season. No less spectacu
lar was her previous achievement In
"The Typhoon." This was the role
which brought her before theatrical
Secretary" and "Fifty-Fifty")
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ssi ssi Sou cfCu rck
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audiences as a star of the tirst magni
tude. Among her other notable engage
ments was as a member of the great
all-stir- cast of "A Celebrated Case."
which appeared at the Empire Theater,
"dblXG STRAIGHT" AT SUNSET
Xormi Talmadge Stars In Thrilling
iftopy of a Reformed Conple.
Norma Talmadge, one of the bright
est twinklers of feminine film stardom,
headlines the Sunset Theater pro
gramme today In "Going Straight." an
unusually forceful drama from the
Fine Arts studio dealing with the ef
forts of a reformed couple to "go
straight" after they had abandoned
their old life as crooks.
Miss Talmadge. Ralph Lewis, as the
husband, and Eugene Pallette. as the
villain, are' the principals in the cast,
while a number of the Fine Arts kid
dies are Involved in play. John Rem
ington goes down Into the slums to
negotiate the purchase of n warehouse
That we buy the
whole Triangle and
grammes to pick
the best for you
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for a client, and there meets Jimmle
Briggs. a gangster.
Briggs recognises Remington as his
old partner In crime, Higgtns. Reming
ton and his wife, Grace, used to work
with Briggs in many house robberies.
Remington and Briggs serving time in
prison for the last. When released
Remington finds he has a. haby, and
for the sake of the child reforms.
Briggs blackmails Remington until
he has no more money to give him.
and then demands that John help hint
in one more denl. threatening to expose
Grace and send her to prison for com
plicity' in the crime. Remington agrees.
L'naware of his danger Grace has gone
to spend the week-end at the home of
a wealthy friend, the very place Briggs
has chosen for the robbery.
The men .iimmy their way into the
house. Remington goes for the safe
and B. iggs into the rooms upstairs in
search of jewlery. Briggs enters the
room where Grace is sleeping, the girl
is awakened, and a struggle ensues.
Remington follows Briggs. witnesses
the struggle, and knocks the crook to
the floor. unconscious. The other
guests are aroused and rush to the
room. The wife, with rare presence of
mind, plants the husband's mask and
gun on Briggs. and tells the guests
that her husband followed her to the
place in time to save her from a des
Unfortunately Briggs escapes, and
his desire to be revenged on the man
who has "double crossed" htm leads to
a smashing finish.
BKSSIK liOVE AT COLUMBIA
Xeiv.tilrl Film Star Appears in "
Sister of Six."
Bessie Love, the little Los Angeles
girl who flashed into stardom in such
spectacular fashion, and six of the Fine
Arts kiddies, are the attractions at the
Columbia Theater in "A Sister of Six."
a tale of love, plot and hattl In the
early days of California. A new Key
stone comedy will be an additional
"A Sister .of Six" presents Miss Love
In the role of a little New England
lass settled in California in 180. t
which time the atmosphere of Mexico
was dominant in the state. The story
deals with a conspiracy between Garcia,
owner of a Spanish grant, and Lone
street, a tynlcal adventurer, to obtain
possession of- property belonging to
The ranch is in the hands of Amos
Winthrop. brother of Caleb. Amos Is
killed by Garcia. Meantime a romance
has developed between Sepulveda, Win
throp's head vaqnero. and Miss Pru
dence, daughter of the dead Winthrop.
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