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"WHAT I WANT MOST TO GOSSIP!" MOVIE
VAMPIRE'S GREATEST AMBITION
BY THEDA BARA
Written Especially for The Day Book
No one knows as. well as I do how
difficult it is to dispel the impression
that has taken root in the public mind
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these roles. In them I have achieved
my great success.
Of course my director and those
with whom I work, think that I ought
to continue along the line of least re
sistance. That is, that as long as I
am "made" on the screen, in that line ,
of work, I should not try to create
another type of woman.
That is the very thing I want to
do, however. I want to show my pub
lic I am capable of other and more
pleasant things. It will be the great
est moment of happiness to me when
Mr. Pox casts me to appear in a pic
ture telling the story of a sweet, es
sentially feminine woman.
feopie smile wnen i teu tnem or
my ambition. Many say: "Why not
let well enough alone? Why kill the
goose that laid the golden eggs?"
These people do not understand
what ambition is!
I have a heart that longs for the
same things that any normal, whole
some woman longs for. To carry out
my screen personality I have had to
stifle a great many of my little de
sires. I enjoy things other women
enjoy afternoon teas, spiced with a
bit of gossip, perhaps. Shopping,
with luncheon at an attractive tea
Yet I cannot indulge in any of
these things because I must not allow
the people who see me, night after
night, on the screen, to get the im
pression that I enjoy anything except
sending men to perdition.
A vampire at afternoon tea? Ri
diculous! Absinthe drip, with chloral
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