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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 15

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in order to get the comedy into the
antics which make up the situations.
For instance, in the story of "Tne
Judge," in which Chas. Murray was
featured with me, I was cast as a
rather forward manicure girl. In or
der to play the part realistically, Di
rector Mack Sennett ordered me to
"go down town and have my nails.
manicured at least a dozen times.
"A dozen times!" I replied, "why,
Mr. Sennett, I would be ashamed to
look a manicure girl in the face."
"Well," he finally compromised,
"then go into at least ten manicure
parlors and stand around as though
you were waiting for some one and
then say, 'Well, I might as well have
a polish while I wait' I want you to
play this part as if you had been a
manicure girl all your life."
I did as he directed, so if any of my
headers have seen me in "The
Judge," please remember that be
sides the hard work the scenario
calls for, I visited ten manicure shops
in one day learning to play my part
from the young women who were do
ing my nails.
This is only one instance of how
careful we are to pjay the part as it
should be, and is one of the many
reasons why working before the
camera is harder than on the speak
ing stage. On the stage one may
play the same part for a year, but in
the studio you may play 52 parts in
a year and find them all different
In summing up the making the
motion picture comedy I will say that
the outstanding features are that the
plays are not at all funny in the
throes of construction, that there is
considerable personal risk to actors
in the production and that a movie
comedian at work is as serious as a
preacher. The laughing is not done
by the makers, but by the watchers
of a comedy film.
(The End.)
o o
A mammoth oil driven harvester
on Australian wheat fields strips 60
acres a day. I
BE IT BONNET OR CAP IT'S RIGHT
PRETTY
By Betty Brown
You may think it's a sunbonnet,
but it isn't Just one of those little
caps you may wear at the breakfast
table if you make it up of sheer mull
and a lace "poke."
Or you may wear it sweeping and
dusting if you make it of lawn or or
gandy.
But be sure it is made "bonnet
style," and be sure and deck it with
black velvet streamers. These bon
nety things are newest in cap fashions.
NERVOUS APPREHENSION
"They are not going to cut me up
if I go to the hospital, are they?"
. "Of course not, when you're going
just for a rest. What makes you
think so?"
"Because when I called up the hos
pital a voice said 'Operator.' " Bal
timore American.
- .. , . V . . MAS-

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