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BREAKING INTO THE MOVIES
BY BETTY SCHADE
I really didn't break in. I just
drifted into the movies.
As a schoolgirl in Chicago I visited
the Essanay studio, and, just as some
other girls have done, attracted the
eye of a director. One day he sug
gested that I tae part in a picture.
I was glad, of course, to have such
an experience.' I supposed it was
only a pleasantry on the part of the
director and scarcely imagined that
I could obtain, a permanent place
with the company. But I did and
have been in pictures ever since
After my pleasing relations, at the
Essanay I joined the Universal as
leading lady. Making a career hxmy-j
case did not seem a difficult task.
Good friends aided immensely. But
one must haye ability to succeed in
the photoplays, just as in anything
else Once started, a motion picture
player must continually study to ad
vance. There is something new to
leanr every day.
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"Early to bed, early to rise, makes
a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
Didja, ever take a good look at the
Benj. Witzberger, a stogie maker
of "Wheeling, W. Va., has rolled
2253.600 stories with, tools which
icosthim less.than $1,