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HAS A HEAP O' TROUBLE BETWEEN THESE TWO GIRLS
K A. L. Erlander, Elphye.Snowdon (6nleft) and Edith St. Clair.
Abraham L." Erlanger, head of
the "theatrical trust of America,"
will have to pay $22,5Q0 to Edith;
St. Clair, a young and pretty act
ress, it the verdict of a New 3f ork
jury is not overruled. -The -tria.1
has been yery interesting for Hew
York and very embarrassing for
Mr. Erlanger. , -
Miss St. Clair testified 'thai Er
langer had agreed to pay Tier $75'
a week for her entire linetime,
and that Jater he rescinded 'this
contract, but gave her another
calling for the payment, of $25,
000 in ten annual installments.
After one payment, he failed to
keep the agreement. The jury
agreed with her,.
Miss St Clair further explain
ed -that all her trouble with Mr.
Erlanger was due to another act
ress, Elphye Snowdon, who was
"jealous of heran 'of whom Mr.
Erlanger became very fpnd. Er
langer insists that fie was black
mailed; and says he signed the
contract to save annoyance to his
wifex who wai il at "the time, and
who afterwards 'divorced him.
Sarah Benmardt got $30,000
for posing for a moving picture
film. Says she didn't "do it for the
money, but for art's sake. She's
about the only woman on earth
who -can really get away with a
story like that.