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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1913, Image 14

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'WHEN A GIRL GOES WRONG PARENTS SHUT,
THE DOOR IN HER FACE" EVELYN NESBITT
By Evelyn Nsbitt.
Chapter III.
Moving-picture actresses often
have a hard time. In the first place
they're often very young and employ
ed because of their personal appear
ance. Evelyn Quick is a. case in
point
They're entirely at the mercy of
some men with plants. They have
to obey orders or lose their jobs, and
when the supply of actresses is
greater than the demand, there's
only one result when they lose their
jobs. So they're between the devil
and the deep sea.
Cheap moving picture shows are a
menace. Here's something that I saw
myself:
I was walking past a five-cent
show recently and saw a little girl
stop to look at the posters. She
couldn't have been more than 13 or
14. She had a bundle. It looked like
a hat in a'bag.
Evidently the manager of the
house knew her. It was getting late
pretty near time for the show to
end for the night. Far too late for a
little girl like that to be out running
errands. He talked to her for a min
ute or two in low tones and then took
the.bundle out of her hands.
"Youii run along home and tell
your people that the bonnet isn't fin
ished yet. Then come back and I'll
let you turn the wheel and make the
pictures."
Anybody could see through his de
sign. The show would be about over
when the child got back. A man and
his wife had been standing there
looking at the posters and they heard
what I did. The man stepped forward
and said to the child: "You go on
home and don't come back. I'll settle
with this fellow." .
The manager turned white, splut
tered something, then turned and
beat it inside. .
Suppose that man and his wife
hadn't been there? "
Motorcycles are another bad thing,,
A girl is out of place on a motorcycle.
There's hardly a girl comes into the
detention home without telling some
tale about a joyous ride on the back
seat of a motorcycle. The youngest
girl in the juvenile hall right now is
Evelyn Nesbitt.
12. She can tell some great motor
cycle stories.
After the whole thing is over and
the girl has been taken in charge
by the authorities then is when her
mother could still step forward and
reclaim her. The young girl's career
is often very short and skyrockety, It
lasts generally about a year or less.,
Her waywardness often isn't dis
covered at all during that time. But
when the finish arrives and her par
ents know all, too often they stand,
away and refuse to aid unless they're
forced to.
The father shuts his doors against
his daughter.
My own case is a truthful example
of many other girls' cases. When I.
was taken in charge and my name'
published, I got just one word of en-t

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