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which will appeal to the Indus
trious American woman. Mine.
Blache decided to fpund the
Solax company because she hates
waste. She had time. She had
the ability. She loved the picture
work. And she wanted to make
use of these gifts.
"My husband was busee. Why
shouldn't I be?" she asked me,
raising her eyebrows just a trifle
and lifting her shoulders ever
such a tiny way.
The wisdom of her plan is evi
dent in the size, equipment and
productions of the Solax moving
picture company which, by the
way, is situated on a little hill
over on the picturesquely wooded
side in Jersey.
The Solaz president knows
even- part of the manufacture
and production of pictures from
I had the opportunity to prove
this, if proof were' necessary, as'
I sat in the bTg studio watching
her direct a picture.
When the scenes were set, the
actors ready and. the camera man
in position, she slipped into a
warm, fur-lined coat (it was
blowy outside and the big studio
had a chil) in it. too) : walked up
to the camera and squinted
through the focusing glass.
The actors started: the camera
commenced to grind and Mme.
Rlache was directing in a voluble,
"Oh. zat is not quite right,"
she exclainied as her hand
touched the camera man and she
started toward the actors.
"Zere must be more feeling.
So," she said as she gently placed
the young girl's arms in the posi,
tion she wanted and indicated the
"business" of the scene, and the
lines. "Zere, now. Try again,"
And that's the way Madame
produces her pictures. It's all
done with kindliness and sugges
tion. She loves her people and
tries to help them while she is
helping herself. Her studio play
ers are a sort of family with the
"jars" left out.
Three of Mme. Blache's most
recent scenarios are "Flesh and
Blood," "The Unknown Heart,"
and "The Face at the Window."
NEW BULL MOOSE SEN.
Thomas Sterling of South Da
kota, who succeeds Senator Gam
ble in the United States senate, is
a supporter of T. R., elected by
Bulk Moose votes. He has bcciY
dean of the law schol in the state
university at Vermillion. .