thafsort of attitude toward his
Dan t understand it! I can un
deitand how a man who has failed
ma be loath to start work that -will
yeproclaim him a success.
ut to a man who has arrived
wse genius is a trade-mark! Why
lsit he feverishly anxious" to give
. tdhe world another and yet another
f exlence of his mastery? As many
a he has time for.
Life is too short to give all we
puld or could give. I have worked
ara, ana l expect to work hard. Yet
ven now, I am beginning to fret
bout the little time that is left me
p prove myself. Sometimes it
frightens me to think of it.
Those who come in daily contact
with me say my moods are exagger
ated; that they will cost me more
(in vitality than any amount of hard
'work. They fondly imagine that by
'threatening me in this manner they
will be able to dissipate my moods.
, To me this is the supreme joke.
Without these moods Theda Bara's
' work would become fiat and color
1 less. f
I am not like the genius mentioned
in the beginning of my story,
couldn't be like him. It is not my
nature. When I have finished the
last scene in a feature film I shake
the character from my. shoulders
not only my shoulders, because it
has gotten into my heart and brain
and start to absorb the spirit of
the woman in a new story.
I try to draw a mental portrait of
her. Then I place her in various
settings and make her go through
her paces. Clothing her comes next.
I plan her clothes for we'eks, fearful
lest I take away from the atmos
phere of the character by a mistake
in the garments she is going to
All this is before my director has
gone over the script with me.
it doesn't require practice to pass
the buck ,
She is Gail Kane, screen star.
Clever work in college plays led her
to the stage, where she gained popu
larity, making her greatest hit in
George H. Cohan's "Seven Keys to
Baldpate" and "The Miracle Man."
She was born in Philariolnhin 93
years ago, has light brown hair, large
Drown eyes and is hve feet seven
inches in heieht. Miss K
her movie debut in "The Great Dia
mond Robbery," later starring in
"Via Wireless." She is nnw an T3Vini
table star and has just finished film
ing "Her God," in which. she is an
o o -
IN DARKEST ALABAMA
'Sav. Alabama is a flrv st-nto icn
"Why. mv dear, when T was thorn
I saw several negroes who were intoxicated."
"Well. Of course, thev nan't sfnn
the sale of that awful cotton
tirely." Cornell Widow.
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