The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 12, 1914 · Page 8
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The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 8

Decatur, Illinois
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Sunday, July 12, 1914
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SUNDAY, who nhrli-ki-d when TMn- front'il w i t h n d a n pr. n-al or HUP- JH*TMI. u n i t .bnilik Int.. The ntrons. .-om- pr-hennlvr nnm. of her lover for pr,,tec Tmlnv If ri"-all" « pl'ture d i f f e r e n t in dr.-nm of beauty. Yen. .me .-« *ntlv il.-wHh" the M o v i e IJueei (In, when Iher' were no tnnviea. hi-enumi nil.. In hill the composite of the Idenin nnd thiNi«Mii of the period In which *ln- u p p«ir* ««n more iw than her eon.ln. t h e nt th« lnHJmst* »t««e. Sh» rti» n*«lr»» «n! lonflnf of Millions of pernnM, frnm th' Vowent !·« the Bl«he.t rlMM of .oclrty. where the rf (hmim*. h'r attribute. oviej 1 Mary WcMord-Player*' Film Co. '?boto by Whit* WBETHBA.HT nl thr Mdvii'n." S i l l y yenrw a»», bad the public n"»n W'i»'i1 j i w l t h the I of motion (hi 1 phr««f would have ronjur'd before the rlmr.n of n pretty, Norma Phillips--Mutual Norma TaimadQ*--Th* VrtagfapH Coiwtlntit w the Vll«sr«t* Co. oJ MarpuertU W»«er--Paltw. Pluto tj AM4« RtnUk KatMyn CopTrtcbt br eta* Player*. frl"nil:.liip fur a wolf anil Inti-r on toward fliyn"ii about her n-vi-nla her I i n t o her life, and heroine at to-daj nnd rhe 8wei t Bea Bolt of the print Keneration. "w«pt wlfl* eVMtrit when ywi save ! a^gr * smll* and trembled with fenr nt frown." T»« twentieth century n nut n wlm hi ·! »h»t ···n f In "" Ttrim' « »mi«it»r»"' I" of rti» in m _ _ r _ to »awn In'her lover's '·ad rln away on hor-rtiack to ,, bhn. Bh« tf · hirmsn h»lng-«nd her faults an well saner Tlrtiie*. And ,,,, thai «*· Is a tmmnn helnj la fh« mod»rn herolno ha« utepped ihnnk rff Hie prf-tal nrnn whirl, -he - - ·" t n f t e r mil not f-!lr «Uttl* MBIT" J"lrkf»r«. f Tfce »««t ty»t««J of «»· nwr'tli'nrtii of «*1««. »"! conn«rnnll.T oni. of th« ·«««·««, l» "I- 1 " 1 * M " rr " rirlt ' of «h« Fninoiii Pl»»rm Film Com- P"»T. Ifary Ptehford *»f»i h«r «rtltiK«»rrfr hi motion pktarM, bnt P«»!d B.lrii.TM tepiMMl to ·»» *« '·"· d "J otl A '- ·crom ·«! WM zr«tly impriffl "Hh h*r work. He »n«««"l hrr «« «tnr for "A liood I.lttlc OM-U," 'but «t th' com- pkllon of hor confrurt «ho r'ttirtir.l njnln tf th' Kirnnim I'Sn^n. rilm Vm- puny to Mk' th»- ''iid In th' film vernlon of t'hnt pl»T. HI.' hud bwn with this org«nli»tion wr «inc.. H'r dir.x-tor, Edwin S. T'ortcr, with rh' wlwlom oh- tuin-rt hy tM-lnji oonne-l'rt with 1h- film IxwIn'M '»" nlnri- tin Im-i-ptlon h' w«« tb« first to prodn"' r romiwullv ntory In fllro form I. hi» «d«-i'd vchirf"* for fc»r »ftlnir whl* 'inphn«W' th' wlldnffls ·nrt th» »l'in»nliil «lil' of her irntiir" whlrh muki- hir thf a"" 1 " of fhr mo»l' ·wwth'srt" "la Hfurtii Aclnft" thi* nidc of Mnr? Pk-kford In brniijrhr out vry rlrnrl.v. Nin«. ·» « »in«ll rhlld. Is TM»t upon s dcwrt Inland: xh HTM A soliiary life.. Tko rollinn «urf. th' jamnl '-llffK '.f lh' ·· ·hor* aod "the wild'rn'mnf ihc inland Iticlf «i» strnnitriy in kotriiini; with th«- ··tun at th* little nrmi'li. t'\ir five ywn nh« llrcn on -ho liluntl without right of · human h'infc. The Imrdiihip ·( the y««n nan developed in her the iadtepcndcnee and rournje of nn Indian, with an IndJan'a Bbility to shift for her- ·elf. Bnt In unit' o* tliiH lirr e»»i-ntlnl ·till remaini, and there Is a ·town fey her u m n n n One d:iy tbi-r' in cnst uyi on the bench n h a l f ileinl m a n wlm b a r e l y f , i .-m-al'i- fri-in a b t i r n i n u ship. She ' b r i r i K i f r u i t H:H| w a h r t,, h i m , but keeps !i« far i i w n y f r n i u l i n n as possible, us ·be feari t h e creatnri- who has ber-n Ijimwii mil of the wii i n t o her world. When .I'H-k recovers r-.,uii-ir nei'.H tin' small i m p r i n t "f n naked foot nnd thi-n i n t f h i - s n irlinipse of the jrirl peeplnr out n t h i m front behind a rock, l i e tries to o v e r t a k e !n-r, but fails, ortly lieinc n l i l e in tra.-e her to her cave. fie. purmies her m a n y tiim-s later, but never · ·"in.-K up w i t h the fleit creature until the .Tiijition of a v n i c a n o startles her I n t o f i i r K » l l i n e bis presence. The two become i n t l i n n t i - ami a f l i - r a brief court- j whip are niarrii-d by a ceremony per- ! funned by themselves. . Later, when j Nltia become* the mother of A child, j Jark ciiiifessps to her t h a t he is a married man. At the t i m e of the burning ' of the Kltip his w i f " had left by the first . boat and he was iitnornnt of whether ! nlie had been wnveil or rot. I In the following week when he. sees a | f h i p in tin- di.stanro he Aipnala It. A boat cotni-H ashore. He foe* down to the beach B n d meets his wife. From the top of Hie cliff Nina looks down upon the d i m i n u t i v e couple. She realizes the f i l i a t i o n . She turns and sees nt the other end of the island the volcano a?ain In e r u p t i o n . The mountain tat first t.rouifhl Nina and .lack together in the end proves the means by which they nre separated. Taking ber child in Ler j armn she hurried to the mouth of the j smouldering crater. .Tack and his wife, . HPcinc her purpose, stumble after her up 1 the steep side*, but fail to overtake her j before she has jumped into the pit with her baby. It Is not a stJirtlingly original story, hut the means it provides for bringing j Mary Pickford forth at her best makes j it one d i f f i c u l t to better. In the Nina J of "Hearts Adrift" we see the real sweetheart of the movie and a woman in her truest si-use, for there we see her devoid I of society jirtifices, whose only result is I to conceal. i Mlm WIIH«m»' FljCht with · I'FVIMrd. In "In the Bishop's Carriage" she is again represented with a touch of tiie elemental in her nature, only in this picture she Is nn extremely pretty sneak thief whom one cannot help loving in spite of bee many, misdeeds. Miss Pick- ford will toon he featured in "Tese of the Storm Country," in which slic ap- p-ars an a ragged little "squatter" girl--· dirty, hut beautiful; somewhat rude and wilful, hut with a touch of nobility and self-sacrifice in her nature--a combination that makes Tier as vitally human as onf could well exopct a heroine to be. Kathlyn Williams, who is at present starring for the Selig Polyscope Company, of Chicago, In the serial feature "The Adventures of Kathlyn," has had a great many thrilling experiences, all of which she has met with the same coolness t h a t ia typical of many of the movie sweethearts. Several months ago she had an adventure with "Little Pete," a leopard which develops as an actor at odd times In Selig pictures. Miss William* waa victorious, but, nevertheless, retired from the fray with an ugly scalp wound. Several -week* ago she again had to meet her pet antagonist in another scene in "The Adtventure* of Kathlyn." On this occasion, remetntoering the tendency that the animal has for taking uppcrcuts, unawares, she carried a rawhide whip in the folds of her skirt -when Bhe entered the cage. Immediately the leopard began to renew his acquaintance, aud it -was some time before, Kathlyn Williams emerged triumphant from the whirlwind battle. Bnt the fact that she entered the case without shrinking, knowing the trouble before her, is significant. Another time she saved herself from certain death by licr presence of mind. With Thaaum Santschi eke ana midiog on the back of one of the big elephants used at Uis Angeles for picture purposes, when the benst upon which she wa« mounted and the herd in. the rear were thrown into » sudden panic from some unexplained cans'"I thought that I had seen my l«*t day before the motion picture camera," she said in speakius of the experience later. "The pieplants were making a bee line for some trees not far distant I realized that when we reached the place we would be ncraped from 'Anns May's' back and -would be trampled to death by the ones in the rear. I shouted to an attendant, and by means of a strenuous voice and an intimate knowledge of the art of pantomime I made him understand w h a t must be done. We readied the trees and Mr. Santsclii and myself were thrown to the ground, but by this time the elephant 3 in the rear had been turned out of their course and we were saved." I.Htle nareievll »' · Fllmi. Due to the many risks she has taken in films, Mignon Anderson, of the Than- houser Film Corporation, has been dubbed "Tlin little daredevil of the films:" Xot. long agn th» director, always worrying himself and others for a I new idea, decided that it would be in| teresting to tinve Miss Anderson drive I a ninety horse power machine in n j race with an repress train. The actress | had never driven a. car before, but that AKoeloyoe-KaUm seemed to her no reason why she tie success of the products of this shouldn't learn. After a few hours' in- instruction she tore down the roadway beside the track, with the expres* train following as a bad second, while the cameras clicked away merrily. That she was not killed is due only to the kind providence which watches over such persons. In the making of a film which has not yet been, released she fell twenty feet from the top of a stone wall into a net, of course, which was held by ten persons somewhat anxious that her ]0o pounds should come -to no harm. She is small and youthful. She. has acted in Thanhrraser films for only three years. But the part she has played ia company is far out of proportion to her size. Of a somewhat different type is Norma Phillips, who has been appearing in «. series of films known as "Our Mutual Girl." Beginning as a little child, in the country she is taken to New York to live with her wealthy aunt, who shows her the wonders of the great city and introduces her to persons looked upon as leaders in its affairs. She tells an interesting story of an incident which waa the indirect cause of her entering motion pictures. When she had finished her course in the Convent of Mount t »S{. .Agnes in WnshinRton her mother took her abroad. One day aa her mother mta away shopping Miss Phillips went to «*« a matinee performance of Mme. Bernhardt in "Camille." The work of the great actress inspired her with a desire to go upon the stage. Many tried to dto- suade her, but, like a typical movie sweetheart, she knew what she wishedl to do and did it. On her next visit to New York she met a friend «f hers from tie University of Virginia, nrho gare he an introduction to . George ldeier. Twenty minutes ifter the introdoeti»» she was engaged for "The Jumping Jupiter, 1 ' in which Richard Cmrle was ·tar- ring. Soon she was changed to "The Wall Street Girl" and later to "Ceme Over Here" at thi London Opera Hooee. This was her first real chance, as she was featured in the piece for eight months. Returning to America, she wu infected with the craze for moving pictures which was spreading over the eoun- try she first appeared before tae earners for the Mutjal Film Corporation. and the years sbe has spent with them since she declares to be the most interesting ones of her short life. A sense oi humor was not omitted in her make-up, and she believes that newspaper reporters are one of the hardships of life which must be endured philosophically. Mlm LII1UB Walker. Those who wish to know Lillian Walker, leading lady of the Vitacraph Company of America, have only to «· her in "Dr. Polly," the latest of tha pictures in which she has appeared, tot she is one of those blessed with a ·urplna of magnetism and peTM on » ' eel ·**** having watched the dimpled ladj im ·«· picture that they have known her a long time. In comedy she exceta, tor it is only the confirmed misanthrope who can resist smiling when she compel*. 'Way back "when En»l«nd wM n. pup" her Swedish ancestors were out sailing the deep and getting their hiii! excessively bleached by the son. It !· from them that she inherits her head o* blond hair, the beauty of which la «w to no artificial aid. Anita Stewart, another ef the Vita- graph's beautiful leading ladies, hu been appearing before a large audience nightly in "A Million Dollar BM," a feature production of lore and stekiag ships -which has been one of the main attractions at the ' Vitmgrapb. «i«ee it changed its name from the Criterion and became a strictljfviinoytng picture theatre. Her dark hair and eyes and retiring manner have earned, for her the name of "The Wood Violet" The description very yonnjg and pretty does Norma Tahnadge an Injustice, for it gives one no Idea of the personality which has made her such an interestimg heroine in Vitagraph films. Being Very young, she still has ideals and wishes her heroes to be bold and adventurous. ; In fact she is much like the heroine in I "The Hero," the latest piec« ia which { she takes the leading role. As Maude j sb»y«fuses to marry one of tmtffffte, ·'SydV' because he has never done anything heroic. iNEWSPAPERl NEWSPAPER!

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