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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 15',
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MARIE -WALCAMP LEAPS FROM SPEEDING
TRAIN TO MAKE MOVIE STUNT "REAL"
"One of the funniest things that
ever happened to me," said Marie
Walcamp of the 101 Bison company,
in relating some of her daredevil ex
ploits in movieland, "occurred during
the production of 'The Trail Break
ers.' Why it seemed funny to me I
hardly know now, for I nearly broke
my neck doing the stunt.
"I had been given a part that
called for a flying leap from the win-
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jumped. As I letNgo I remember hav
ing but one fear that I had mis
judgedthe speed of the train and that
I had jumped too soon to be in range
of the camera.
"I struck on my shoulder and rolled
over and over, fully twenty feet to
the bottom of the embankment.
" 'Cut!' I heard Director McRae
shout suddenly to the camera man
as he saw me fall. He came running
to me, thinking I had been hurt badly.
"He is still laughing at me for
what I did. Instead of answering his
question whether or not I was in
jured, I sat up and yelled rather wild
ly, 'Was I in the picture?'
"When I found that I was in the
picture I was so happy I forgot all
about the danger until bedtime,
twelve hours later. At the time I
could think of nothing but being
within the camera's range."
, o o
dow of a railway coach traveling at
about 15 miles an hour. I was sup
posed to be escaping from a band of
hostile Indians who had boarded the
train and made me captive. I was to
get away and go for help. The cam
era was stationed at the point where
I was to light at the edge of an em
bankment. These scenes are seldom
rehearsed. Once is enough!
"As we approached the spot I
looked out, saw that everything was
in readiness and prepared for the
leap. As we came opposite the place
J leaned, out and fell rather -.than
Dolly Has that old lawyer friend
of yours won any cases lately?
Tootsie Yes he has convinced a
weatlhy widow that she needs him
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