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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 13, 1913, Image 13

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CHARMING WOMAN RUNS "MOVIE" BUSINESS ALL BY
HERSELF, AND MAKES BIG SUCCESS OF IT
mind for business.
"J came to zis countree becoss
my husband came," she said
when I asked her to tell me about
her work.
And with her own happy ac
cent, which is just enough to be
attractive, she told me how she
had commenced, "oh, many years
ago," as a private secretary to
Gaumont, the French picture
manufacturer. The technical
and the artistic side of the in-
B
Mme. Alice Blache.
By Gertrude M. Price.
"Will you walk into zee of
feece?" The fact that the floor was
bare, the furniture the simplest
business type and the place a
picture factory slipped from my
mind as Alice Blache, the only
woman owner, president, man
ager and producer of a moving
picture concern in this country,
bowed me in.
Mme. Blache, the founder of
the Solax Co. at Fort Lee, N. J.,
is a gentlewoman with a drawing
room personality and a man's
dustry pleased her. She studied
it and became thoroughly con
versant with every phase.
Dan Cupid brought about an
introduction between the French
girl and Herbert Blache, who
was then the London representa
tive of the Gaumont Co.
They were married. Herbert
Blache was transferred to the
United States as the American
representative of the company.
"And zat's zee reason I am
heer," announced my smiling
hostess.
Here is an interesting poinj

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