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Hero of "Romance of Tarzan"
Is Ph ysical Cult ure Exponent
Elmo Lincoln, Who Plays the Part of Husky Ape-man, Overcame
Early Bodily Handicaps by Application to a System
of Strenuous Outdoor Training.
Tarzan and his mates
jungle courtship in
'The Romance A
of Tarzan " ^
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Elmo Lincoln, the ape-reared hero of
"The Romance of Tarzan," repeats and
underscores his successful characteriza
tion of the white son of the jungle in
the screen production of the conclud
ing chapters of "Tarzan of the Apes,"
Edgar Rice Burroughs' masterpiece of
wild nature.
A native of San Francisco, Elmo Lin
coln in his own life exemplifies many
of the striking principles of strength
building through natural living that are
brought out so forcefuly in the depic
tion of Tarzan's character on the screen
As a baby. Lincoln contracted .1 severe
case of meningitis, which left him with
a weak physique. Determined to over
come this handicap, however, he took
up the study of physical culture early
in life, and for years spent all of his
days and many of his nights in the open,
eating the simplest and most nitritious
foods and rigorously eschewing alcohol
and tobacco in all forms. Bv the time
he was ready to enter high school young
Lincoln was the tallest and strongest
boy of his age in San Francisco, and on
many occasions showed himself the mas
ter of grown men in wrestling and box
ing contests.
Max Linder to Return
to the Screen Again
Henri Diamant Berger, publisher of
Le Film and other French motion pic
ture trade journals, who recently visited
this country to study conditions h<
preliminary to launching himself and his
organization in the producing field in
France, announces that he will shortly
complete a motion picturization of one
of the most successful French musical
comedies "The Little <'afe," which it will
be recalled was produced here as a le
gitimate piece some years ago and proved
very popular
The filming of "The Little Cafe" in
France with all the required color and
settings easily available, will actually be
w. m
DON'T know what is worrying Elsie Ferguson, but we wonder whether the
names of the films adapted from plays have anything to do with it. "The
Lie" kept its title when it was screened with Miss Ferguson in the leading role.
But her latest Artcraft vehicle is adapted from "We Can't Be as Bad as All
The^:," Ky Henry Arthur Jones, and its new name is—you'd never guess-#'A
Society Eiile."
At the age of 17 he took up wrest
ling professionally, and for several year.:,
toured the country, meeting many of the
best men in his class, and always giv
ing a good account of himself, as the
many cups and trophies in his posses
sion tod.iy attest. Wrestling opened a
way to the stage, and from the foot
lights to the silent drama became a nat
ural transition. His first big part in
the pictures was that of the Two-Sword
Man in 1>. W. Griffith's "Intolerance,"!
and on the reputation thereby gained;
he was later starrerd in Triangle-Fine
Arts productions.
It was not until he had given to the
sc reen his masterly characterization of
hero of "Tarzan of the Apes" that
Elmo Lincoln's name became familiar
to milions of motion picture patrons in
all parts of the world, however.
In "The Romance of Tarzan" greater
opportunities for spectacular work are
fully realized by Lincoln, and he is the
moving spirit in a number of the most
thrilling scenes that have been enacted
on tne screen since it became the ''en
ter of focus for amusement-seekers
thruout the world.
done on the grounds which inspired the;
author Tristan Bernard to write the
play, but what should be of greatest in
te rest to the picture-going publie is the
fact that the European Charlie Chaplin.
Max Linder, will enact the principal role.
Reginald Barker, one of the foremost
directors 111 the industry, whose services
have been sought after by every leading
producing company, has renewed hi • —
tract with the Goldwyn Pietur
tion, and will do his directing
City for a long term of years.
Emmy Wehlen, the charming Metro
star of "Fools and Their Money." has
just found out from director Herbert
Rlache why they call the common red
house bricks by the Mardi 'iras names
lof "Irish Confetti."
Real News and Interesting Comment About Motion Pictures and Motion Picture People V. _ ß
Mix had dicided to become an
author. Some people become authors so
that they can give expression to the
mighty thots that are keeping them
awake at nights; others hope to niiike
money by writing, but the Fox film star
is actuated by neither of these two
impulses. He is going to be an author
... B ...
so that interviewers won't keep pester- j
ing him with requests for facts about '
his life. Tom is going to write his auto
biography. Then when any i-.owspaper |
man wants to know anything about him,
Tom will merely throw his autobiography
at him.
Madge Kennedy, the piquant Gold
wyn star, is the recipient of perhaps tiie
strangest pet in the possession of a mo
tion picture favorite. "Oscar." as she
calls him, is an Australian Kaola bear
sent to her by a friend in the Antipodes.
He resembles a cross between a parrot
and a squirrel, eats lettuce and eucalyp
tus leaves, jumps after the fashion of a
kangaroo, clings to a tree by ail four '
paws somewhat like an opossum and is :
tame and effectionnte. And to prove the
foregoing, Miss Kennedy has photo
graphs of her pet. which has aroused
considerable curiosity when seen in her
car with her on one of her "downtown
Word has been received that Naomi
Childers. the screen's Grecian girl, who
is playing opposite Tom Moore at the
Goldwyn studios, has won the popularity
contest in Japan conducted by a Tokio!
Pauline Frederick has returned to the j
Goldwyn studios from Berkeley. Cal.,
where she spent a recent week-end. On 1
this, her first visit to the west, the star!
is meeting with all sorts of experiences,
Some of them are amusing, some touch- j
ing and all are delightful. In Berkeley,'
for instance, a little boy brought a bag I
of cookies to the spot where Miss Fred- j
erick was aeting. Lacking courage to j
present them to her. he asked Milton j
Sills to do the honor. When Miss Fred- I
erick was leaving, the same youngster j
met her at the train with a home-made j
layer cake. Pauline felt that it should j
he cherished like a wedding cake, but be- i
ing hungry she couldn't resist—so she |
ate it.
Emory Johnson, who played opposite
Margarita Fisher in "Put l'p Your
Hands." and "Charge It to Me." has two
extra-precious possessions. < >ne of them
is a banjo. He took it to the studio
recently and registered such a pronounced
hit with his musical gifts that he's been
forced to take it along daily and enter- ,
tain the studio folks between scenes and !
at noon The other joy of his life is a j
baby a real, live baby, whose mother is \
Ella Ilall, once one of the popular stars j
of the screen, but now perfectly con-j
tent with the smaller audience of her !
own home. Recently Johnson and his j
wife were plaintiffs in a civil suit in Los
Angeles. While the trial was at its height j
the actor whispered a plea in the judge's !
ear. A recess was called. Johnson '
was rushed to the nearest "phone and
called an anxious "How's babv?" toi
nursie at the other end of the wire. i
F"ans will again be able to welcome
thoir old screen favorite, Stewart
Iiolnios, who is known to them familiarly
;is the lounge lizzard." He piays the
part of the "heavy" in the late Norma
Talmadge production. "The New Moon.",
He has considerable talent as a sculptor.;
and only last year exhibited his "Rust of j
President Wilson" at the Independent
Exhibition in New York. He has also •
the distinction of having made the models
for tilft eagles over the door of the Chi
f 1 ® 0 P° st office, and has recently fin- i
ished a portrait in oils of Miss Talmadge. f
Here's a tip for all writers who aspire' I
to have their stories considered. Mrs.
Sidney Drew the other day declared, "I
guess that free-lance scenario writers '
have caught the spring fever, because ,,f ;
late the number of scripts in my mails !
has diminished considerably. I do v.ant
good material for two-reel comedies and
I want it now. Good clean stories of
human experience, touching on domestic
life along the lines of our recent re
leases are my requirements. I want real
plots, logically developed that start and
end tangibly. Situations must be funny
in themselves and not dependent upon
any forced humor or exaggerated bv
play to put them over. Nothing border
ing on slap-stick goes. Stories will be
judged on their merits, irrespective of
whether their authors are amateurs or
professionals. Ideas are what I want,
no matter who writes them. Stories in
synopsis form only are wanted and
Hart to Make Nine Films
for Famous Players Lasky
Star of Western Movies Signs Contract Running for Next Two
^ ears; Spent i Joy hood Among- Sioux Indians of South
Dakota; Hit in "Squaw Man."
ill in m. S. Hart will make nine big
productions for the Fanion» Players
Laskv Corporation within the next two
This definite announcement, was re
ceived in a telegram which reached the
home office of Famous I'layers-Lasky
Saturday and allays the manv rumors
which have been circulating in the in
dustry regarding the future affiliations
of the popular star.
According to the information receiv
ed from Los Angeles. Mr. Hart has sing
ed a contract with Vice President Frank
A. Garbutt, representing the Famous
Playcrs-Lasky Corporation, the deal be
ing consummated by Attorney Neil Mc
Carthy, acting for the company, arid
William Grossman for A •. Hart. The.
contract calls for the kery of nine
pictures to be made vf a * period not
to exceed two years ,' Exnflrt ated to be
one of the biggest e\i H .involving
the productions of afddress- .>,. j u u J0
history of the Indusf' Falls uh
Born in Newburghjg Hotel, fdiam S.
Ilart went with his j ^>outh
Dakota at an early C^HÎjgass
ed his boyhood amoni^^^^^^\ans
learning their lang- 'ng
himself with their
should be sent to V. B. K. Film Corpora
tion. 200 West 42nd street, New York
Mary Pickford's new home on the
California beach is going to be both
beautiful and comfortable, a real home, j
Mary's "very own." Four baths, a huge j
sleeping porch, lots of fireplaces and a j
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wonderful room for mother, figure in
the general scheme of things. Mary is as
interested in tho now house as slip was
. . . .
in an adjoinin
in her first doll, which she remembers
very well, and wishes she had it today.
Fritzi Brunette was nearly falally in
jured recently when she was working
in a scene with Big Mitchell Lewis and a
massive door fell on her. She sustained
a scalp wound that had to be stitched. It
held up the picture half a day. and caused
the director to delay finishing scenes
in that set because Fritzi could not comb
her hair for ten days while the wound
was healing. Lewis and the "heavy"
room. They did.
( >r.e motion picture which has per- ]
haps enjoyed a greater popularity than j
any other is "The Spoilers" with Wil- j
îiain Farnum in the leading role. "The !
Spoilers has played more rclurn engage
mcnts all over the country than anv
film of recent years.
< »ne great scene which never fails to
bring the audience to highest pitch of
excitement is the fight netween the two
leading characters of the silent drama.
Perhaps a more thrilling and realistic
one has never been filmed.
To the realism Rex Beach gave the
written description of the battle, Far
num and his co-star have added all of
the realism of real action. Tho Farnum
has starred in many other plays of west
ern and northern life si$e« "The Spoil
ers" was produced sever:»! years ago, be
has not appeared in one which will live
longer in the memories of the motion
picture fans of the country.
, !
fions, and living 11 life in the great out
doors which was to serve him in good
stand in his career on the stage anil in
pictures as a delineator of true west
ern type.
At the age o{10 he went on the stage
and appeared in support of Mme.
Modjeska, the famous Polish actress.
His first bug hit was as Cash Hawkins
in "The Squaw Man." in which William
Faversham enacted the title role. Later
he succeeded to the role created by Mr.
Faversham and scored a tremendous
success on tour in all the leading cities
of the country. Later he appeared in the
title role in "The Virginian" and in oth
er big theatrical productions.
Hart's success in motion pictures, in
which he appeared under the banner of
Thomas H. Ince, was instant, nud as
"Rill" Hart he became known and
idolized by picture "fans" in all far cor
ners of the earth. From the outset of
his screen career his productions have
proved to be box-office attrations of the
first magnitude, and great tho his pop
ularity is, it is believed that he has still
to reach its crest.
For the past two years he has been
appearing in Artcraft pictures undfjr
JSlr. Ince's personal supervision.
So hard that the door was knocked from
its support when they were supposed to
burst into the room.
Enid Bennett, the Ince favorite, was
the recipient last week of a novel près
j ent from one of her admirers, who has
j been aboard ship in Uncle Sam's service.
j It is a wild tigerette, brought by the
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sailor from South America where the
ship had been in port. Miss Bennett,
who is a great lover of animals, will un
dertake to domesticate and tame the
little wild feline.
Albert Ray, the Fox player, and Ros
anna MacGowan were married Sunday,
April fi. On that date his first release
was issued by Fox, entitled "Married in
Haste." Oh well, what's in a name any
Priseilla Dean, from the latest bed
side reports, is in a serious condition
at a Los Angeles hospital, suffering with
double pneumonia, but her recovery is as
Kathleen Kirkham owns up to liking
the following: Riding on top of a Fifth
Avenue bus; an occasional visit to the
top gallery of a theater, to study the
galleryites; climbing mountain peaks; tal'
men: acroplaning; riding in fast elevators
—all of which shows that Kathleen aims
"The Gladys Brockwell Yeil" is the
latest bit of feminine fashion. Unlike
most styles, it did not originate in either
Paris or New York, but in Los Angeles,
being the design of Gladys Brockwell.
the Fox film star. It is understood that
a New York manufacturer of veils has
bought the design and soon is to begin
quantity production.
Picture fans who see Evelvn Nesbit's
picture, "A Fallen Idol," also will have
an opportunity to sing a song which has
just been written and dedicated to Miss
Nesbit. The title of the song is "Fallen
Idols," and it is in course of publication
by a well-known Broadway music house.
Thomas Ince Signs
Popular Movie Star
Hobart Bosworth, one of the most
popular o f screen stars, an actor of abil
ity. has been engaged thru a contract
with Thomas IL Ince. producer of pic
tures for Paramount-Artcraft release, to
star under the supervision of Mr. Ince
in a number of high class productions.
Exceptionally powerful vehicles have
been secured from Mr. Bosworth it is
stated, and while the title is not as yet
known, the first one will be started
shortly at the Ince studio in Culver City,
The addition of Mr. Bosworth renders
Thomas II. Ince guiding genius for Dor
othy Dalton, Charles Ray. Enid Bennett,
? »ongles MacLean, Doris May and Hobart
"Trying to Get Along" is the title of
the newest Paramount comedy from the
Mack Sennett studios, which was re
leased July (>. Charlie Murray, Charlotte
Mineau. Harriet Hammond. Kala Pasha,
.lira Finlnyson and Mrs. Pat Kelly are
numbered among the cast and there :s a
pnlchritudiuous bevy of Sennett girls who
Tom Mix Has a New Western Thriller
as Two-Gun Man in "Treat 'Em Rough
In his latest, role of Ned Ferguson
"Treat 'Em Rough" Tom Mix one of
the most popular of the move stars has]
a part to which he is peculiarly adapted,
Ferguson is a two gun man and in a
class by himself in Arizona, so the
story goes.
The first thing lie does it to shoot
the spots out of two playing cards with
a gtih in each hand. This feat earns
the enmity of Dave Leviatt. ranch boss
for John Stafford, owner of the Two
1 »iamond ranch.
Stafford engages Ferguson to hunt
down cattle rustlers. On the way to the
ranch a rattles Hike bites Ferguson. He
shoots it. and lis horse carries him In
a dn;.ed conditio! to a shack where Mary
Radford, an eag;ern novelist, is writing
a book.
She nurses him. Leviatt. who admires
her, becomes jealous of Ferguson j
Leviatt tells Stafford that, he believes j
Ben. Mary's brother, is the head cattle j
rustler. The ranch owner informs;
Ferguson he is engaged to put Ben out j
nf business, but the cowboy refuses to j
believe the story.
Ferguson eventually locates the cattle
rustlers. He rides a horseless wagon
down a steep mountain, crashes into
the den where the thieves arc hidden.
V desperate battle ensues, the rustlers
escape, start, a prairie fire and stampede
a herd of 11,000 cattle.
Ferguson after the animals, rides
ahead of them, bulldogs the leader, spli^
the herd, stops the stampede and rescues
Mary, who is lying in the path of the
onrushing maddened beasts.
Mary asks Ferguson to be the hero
of her book, and the play closes when
he promises to be her hero for life.
Fred Stone Declares
He Will Make Good
"I am confident that the picture pub
lic will agree with me that "Billy .Tim"
will be so much better than any of my
previous film plays that there will be
no comparison."
This was the declaration of Fred
Stone, on the verge of completing the
first photoplay under his own auspices,
it was followed by a rather frank dis
cussion of the conditions under which his
three first vehicles were made. 1
He stated he did not consider his pre
vious film work a success, and that it
was his own fault, due to his attempting
to make three plays in a period of nine
weeks, and plunging into a new dramatic
world without sufficient preparation.
Good Morning! Have You Taken
Out Love Insurance Yet?
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ï OOKS as though Byrant Washburn didn't care who didn't put her arms around
him. Personally, we would not be as bigoted. However, it seems that Bryant
is on a business mission and you know that business comes before pleasure. The
title of his latest Paramount picture is "Love Insurance," and it seems to us that
a lot of people would be willing to take ont such a policy.
Cast of "Every Woman"
at the Lasky Studios
A large part of the cast for "Evcry
woman," the Paramount-Artcraft pro
duction which George Melford started at
the I.asky studio this week, has been
chosen, among the players announced be
ing Viole» Heining as Every woman. Wan
da Hawley as Beauty, Mildred Iteardon
as Conscience, Bebe Daniels as Vice,
Mary Melver as Youth. Margaret Loomis
as Modesty. Irving Cummings as Pas
sion, Theodore Roberts as Wealth. Rav


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~ MixTH®ru of Western Movie
mond Ilatton as Flattery and Noah Beery
as Bluff.
In the matter of costuming alone, it is
declared. "Everywoman" will surpass
anything that has hitherto been under
taken at the Lasky studios.
\ Another enthusiast in the motoring
: field has added to her stable of high
j powered cars. It is Pauline Frederick,
the emotional star, who this week pur
: chased a low, racy Mercer speedster.
! The natty car is for use between tha
star's Beverly Hills home and the studios
j sn Col ver City, a distance which she en
; joys driving most of the time herself, j

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