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HOW I BROKE INTO TTHE MOVIES
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Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. Every
girl at some time or other gets the
idea that she would make a good
moving picture actress, and some no
doubt would if the opportunity af
forded. Like most girls, I had the
screen fever, but the idea of being in
the pictures appeared remote.
While with a musical comedy com
pany which visited Los Angeles I
called on Miss Laura Oakley, a warm
personal friend of mine, who was'
-chief of police-at Universal City. Miss
,Oakle)r took, me the rounds- of the
studio and I became fascinated.
When Miss Oakley suggested my try-'
ing pictures my cup of joy was over
flowing. The manager offered me a very
small salary to play small bits. It
was not long before I was selected
for a part in a thrilling railroad story.
Thereafter I was continually used in
plays that are called "thrillers."
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Even a liar tolls a hundred truths
to one lie; he has to, to make the lie
good for anything. Beechet