Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
of a year I act many parts the vil
lage maiden of plaids and pigtails, the
country lass, with her shaking curls,
the society leader in silk and pearls,
the mountain maid in her tattered
calico, the adventuress in jet and vel
vets, the fishermaid with simple garb
and windblown tresses, and countless
more, each requiring study as to fit
ness and deportment.
Some film companies supply the
wardrobe, but most stars have to fur
nish their own.
This is an added element not only
of expense, but also of time. It takes
precious hours of thought and pre
paration, especially in these days of
realism when audiences demand that
everything about a movie play shall
be in keeping.
A few years ago when the movies
were in their infancy, anything
"went" A fat dowager would wrap
a lace curtain about her mountainous
self and call it a robe. This would
not be allowed today.
Smart dressing is demanded where
the character is supposed to be a
smart dresser. That means you
either have to know the subject of
clothes thoroughly or else learn it at
You must know what kind of fabric
and what colors will best come out in
the picture. You must find a dress
maker and a milliner who can cater
to your tastes. You must keep up
with every change that fashion de
crees! You can't afford to wear April
fashions in a June play. And you
must often sacrifice your vanity, and
that is one of the worst blows. v.
In a word:
Photoplay acting is like walking
on the edge of a knife; it requires
delicacy and balance.
(To Be Continued.)
CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE
MARGIE PAYS A VISIT TO CHADvVICK HATTON
(Copyright, 1915, by the Newspaper -Enterprise Association.)
Little book, little book, I am in a
terrible quandary. I can't let Mollie
do this thing she contemplates and
yet I sometimes feel as though, as
Dick would say, "it's up to her." I
never yet have found that the inter
ference of one outsider in another's
vital and personal affairs was wise
and yet you see, little book, there is
another, yet Ifeel as though I must
save Mollie; not so much from the
mad act but from the inevitable con
sequences and how shall I do it? I
simply can't tell Dick, for he would
be just mannish and brutal. Dick
would consider that all he had to do
with his sister would be to command
her simply "throw the whole thing
up." You and I, little book, know
just what effect this would have on
such an independent mind as Mollie's.
Dick must never know about this.
Neither must his mother nor Mary.
I've got to stop it some way and I
don't want Pat to know about it, for
I don't want to kill Pat's love for
either Mr. Hatton or Mollie.
What shall I do, little book, what
shall I do?
I guess the only thing for me to do
is to see Mr. Hatton. I'll co to the
telephone and find out if he will
'Tes. Mr. Hatton is well enough
and will be glad to see you," said
Mother Nora over the phone.
It's an awkward visit to pay a vis
it in which I must tell a man that 1
am disappointed in him; that he had
no right to take advantage of the
sympathies of a young girl as he had
those of Mollie. That he, better than
any one else, knew of the wrong he
was doing her..
I wonder if I will have nerve to do
this? For, little book, I may confess
to you that if I thought it were pos
sible for this mad love to last I would
not raise my finger. Ceremony does
not make marriage, but unless one