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FAMED ACTOR AND PRODUCER "DISCOVERED"
BY GERTRUDE 'M. PRICE
William Duncan Prescott,
With this rather indefinite address !
in mind, I stepped off the train, into
nearly a foot of snow and the most
buoyant air I ever breathed, in search
of the man whose reputation has been
Duncan Tells Miss Price How ne Produces Motion Pictures.
won by making moving pictures in
the great' outdoors of Arizona.
The hotel scene was more western
than anything I can remember "out
west" on the Pacific coast. Three
people stood at the hotel cigar stand,
shaking dice with- the man behind
the showcase. Two of them were
girls; one a brunette dressed in Mex
ican colors; the other a brown-haired
girl wearing a short, divided curduroy
riding skirt and a flannel shirtwaist.
The third was a rather small man
whose face was buried somewhere
between a huge sombrero and a red
I walked up to the clerjt and in. al
most thesaine breath, I said: "I want