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THE HARD WORK OF BEING FUNNY IN THE
MOVIES BY LOUISE FAZENDA
Miss Fazenda Busy at Her Typewriter. She Is the Autnor of Clever
Scenarios and Newspaper Stories.
The chances are you think the
players who make the comedy films
are a happy-go-lucky, giggly, care
free crowd when they go to work at'
their business of being funny. Not
so. You're wrong.
Miss Louise Fazenda, who has won
a big portion of success as a photo
play comedienne, declares quite sol
emnly that making movie comedies
is a most serious sort cf business.
It's fatiguing to the body and brain
and oftentimes it is tragic.
The players risk life and limb to
produce humorous thrills for the
public They spend long hours study
ing out details for ridiculous cos
tumes. When they start their work
they are as sober as judges.
The Day Book believes that Miss
Fazenda has told some new and in
teresting features of this business of
"Being Funny in the Movies" in four
stories she has written on the sub
ject For that reason we are going
to print them. We learned some
thing from the reading and believe
you will enjoy them. They begin tomorrow.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
June 29, 1762. The governor of
the colony of Louisiana (of which
the Illinois country was a province)
reported to the French minister for
colonial affairs that the financial
condition of Louisiana was very crit
ical, the products of the country
were not sufficient to yield any profit
to investors, and the depreciated pa
per currency in use rendered all busi