- star is that she Is a dear, simple,
I traveled all the way to New
Rochelle, N. Y., to see her. When
I got to the big Thanhouser
studio this $100-a-week kiddy
had just been "burned up" in a
Of course, she wasn't really
burned at all, but the thin, pink
dress she wore actually caught
fire and was full of big burned
patches when I saw it.
" 'Course, if I'd really burned
I'd been scared," she confided to
me as she wiggled into another
whole dress. "But I never sure
enough get hurt, you see."
Marie and I fell in love at first
sight. When she whispered to
her mother to invite me over to
dinner so I could see her dollies
and "doggums" and the baby alli
gator, I was happy.
My little hostess went ahead to
the big apartment where grand
ma and mother and sister all live,
to announce my arrival to
"cookie." Her home is bright and
cozy. The first things I saw
were a violin and a mandolin on
"Oh, yes, that's my violin,"
she volunteered. "And this is my
tricycle and do come in here
this is my playroom and my dear
There was a whole couch-full
of dolls of all sizes, dressed and
undressed; some sleeping, some
staring and some with their
heads turned to the wall.
Then we marched off, hand in
hand, to the baby alligator in the
dining room, which a man who
made Marie's acquaintance In the
pictures gave her.
"Isn't he cute?" she cried, as
she grabbed it up by the tail and
scratched its head.
The canary cage was next, and
then Marie's collection of her
Oh, yes, and I mustn't forget
to tell you about Toodlums Than
houser Eline! He is a French
poodle and Marie's constant play
mate. He was a Christmas gift
from Mr. Thanhouser. Maybe
you've seen the movie pictures
called "Doggie's Debut," a play
which was written especially for
him. He eats when Marie eats
and whines when he can't go
where she goes.
Besides being a successful mov
ing picture player, Marie some
times acts on the speaking stage.
She is a clever imitator, too.
You'll remember her holding
poor puss by the tail in the pic
ture called "The Commuter's
Cat;" as "Dan Cupid" in the
"Tempter" and as "Leo" in
When Marie and I parted she
was dressed for a visit to the real
theater. In her beautiful white
fur coat and bonnet, with hands
tucked into a big white muff, she
looked like a little queen.
"Good-bye, Marie," I said, hold
ing out my hand, grownup fash
ion. "Good-bye," she answered.
Then suddenly dashing toward
me with both arms out, she
"Don't go yet! Kiss me! Kiss
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