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Back To I :%]»[%: narre® M M FIMMI Äl ©Y N AoEŒM&E 7A that good EAR DAVE: Well, Dave, I didn't lose my job, like 1 told you I might because of me and Strongheart having fight and him losing his teeth. of teeth and looks bigger movie actor than He's got a new set C' , ns new, and I am » turned, that scenario of the that It fits the They lust ever. school-teacher play around so way the fight turned out, and it's all right, and Mr. Crossland and J. J. Murphy got the owners of the Occidental Film Company, which is the Paine of our company, to let them put an E& A * « •j » » ♦1 >/i I r [ V R / /= J \ For 5 extra I'll get you up a more romantic name than Boggs. <( other bunch of actors to make comic pictures with lots of riding and rough stuff in them, and 1 am going to be the star actor in that com pany. Of course, I ain't a hero actor like I want to parts and doctor parts be yet, and play lovi and things like that. b*ut I am head actor, all tho same, and I'm going to get $50 «a week, •very Monday night, which is pay day, only they don't call it pay day, they call it the ghost walking, when we get our money. Lucy is going to be the leading girl actor In our company, and Nellie Standish, her real rame ain't that, it's Mary Soper, the little red iy wives when I beaded girl that was oqe of played wild man —she is going to be what they call the ongeenew, and play the parts that • in't leading parts, but almost, and Miss Mar ney, the old maid actress, will do the mother •tuff and old woman parts. Ain't that pretty good pay for being a movie •ctor, Dave? I'fl have a lot of money left after I get my board paid and pay for my washing, Won't I? You tell Lafe and Thorn how much I am 1 guess they won't make fun of me tl>at beats working around a soda fountain in Brice's drug store, and Lafe will say; "I wish 1 was making it in stead of hanging wall paper and painting signs foi old man Jones." Strongheart, he wasn't very mad at me about that tight. He says: "Well, Rube, you are some man when you get started, ain't you?" And we •hook hands, because we can't be working to gether in the same studio and be mad at one another, can we? making, now. Thorn will say And listen, Dave, tie as big an actor as Charlie Chaplin or H. B. Walthall, and all I'll have to -do Is to pay a man here $25 a month and he'll get my name in He's what I've found out hew I can the papers all over the country, they call a press agent, and h«Yil write pieces •bout me and send them to all the papers, and pretty soon I'll be pm king $55 or maybe $60 a week. This here press agent, he put nearly all of them big actora In the movies on tbe map Just by writing about them In the papers, and I said: "Ubat will you write about me?' A ml he says. "Well, I'U write a little piece like this: Mr. Thomas Boggs, the newest star to shout across the r^ovle flrmanenL, was shocked the other day whilst In a restaurant to rude people eating pie with thqjr tee some knives.' 1 said, "That wouldn't shock ms none, because what do you eat pie with if you don't use your knife? tv, alwsys et It that way." He oaya: "Well, then, we will turn It around and say that Mr. Thomaa Boggs, the newest gtnr to shoot «cross the movls flrmanent Is not g bit affected by the enorinoils salary he Occidental Moving Picture re ceives from the Company, and la eo democratic that he eats pie •ritt, bis knife." I said, "W'ell, that's all right," 1 never voted the Démocratie ticket but three times when old man Jones was elected, but that don't make no difference it he wants to put that in. He says I had ought to get another name be sides Boggs. That ain't romantic enough for an actor, and I told him about the one 1 got from that correspondence school that teaches movie acting by mail, Clarence Clavering. Lucy made me quit using it because she said it was a sissy name, and he la going to pick me out a good name, and that will be flve dollars extra. Another man came to see me that takes pic tures of all the big movie actors. no\ to tell the press agent about him, because he is awful mad at him for putting some big actors on the map by making pictures of them, want you to buy a thousand souvenir spoon«* with your name on them, so that everybody will have your name in their mouths, or some comm on game like that.*' "But I'm not as big a fool aa I look." 1 told him, "and I won't bite on any scheme like that." He said: "Well, be careful. As soon as they find out you are making fifty a week they'll be after, you." But if one of them grafters tries to sell me any fakes I'll tell them where they get off at We made some scenes in one of them pictures with me in it as the star yesterday, and as soon as I get through this letter to you I'm going to write to Mabel and* tell her how it was I got her picture back from that man that must have stole it from her, because 1 know Mabel wouldn't give her picture to nobody as long as. she's going with me, and writing me letters the way she does. It was sure funny the way r come to get that picture, Dave. J. J. says if I keep on they will have to change the name of this movie com pany to the Accidental Moving Picture Com pany instead of the Occidental, because I am all the time having so many accidents. I said I thought that's what the word meant all the time, but it don't mean that. Bennie Steinbush says the world is divided Into two halves, and one is called the Oriental llkej Egypt, where the Arabs and them Oriental dancers we used He said J V 8 viz O #1 <Pl 6 * A y e Oh, I am running Mary Pickford an awful close race in work. I »> to sea at the street fair at Terre Haute come from. Is Indiana and California and Omaha, and this country where we Uve. This here play is wild Western stuff, and 1 am the Lone Bandit of Dead Tree Gulch, and I hold up a stage coach. There is a man out here who has got some sure enough stage coaches that used to be used before there was any railroads, and they are all shot full of holes where the robbers have held them up so many tlmek, and they rent these coaches out to movie companies who want to make hold-up stuff. J. J. rented one of them, and we all went out to the location to make the pictures. When we got out on the road a piece J. J. says: "Here is a good place for the hold-up." and he told me and Joe Dixon to get off with one of the cameras and we'd rehearse the action. "Tod put on your mask," ha says, "and whin we come around the bend with the stage you Jump out and pull your gun and holler 'hands up!' Lucy shoots you from ths stag* coacK, and when girls will get stuck on ms from eas ing me set in the pictures, and want my photo, we will tell them to send 16 cents to pay for stamps, and It will cost only 2 cents, and I'U make a lot of money. So l am going to give him fifty dollars as soon as I get my first two pay days, tbsn I'll havs two of them working for me and neither one win know ft. and they will both work their head* oft to sea who can make ms a big actor first. Pratty slick, eh. Days? J. J. Murphy says: "Tom, have any of them grafters got after you yet?" 1 said: And he said: you a scheme to make you famous, and we take you on board and she discover* that you are her childhood sweetheart and she makes us all promis* not to tell If you'll agree lo reform and not be a hoM-up man any longer," and stuff like that Wen, Jo* Dixon ana me got off, and pretty The part that is called the Occidental "W hat kind of grafters?" "Fakers that will try to «ell They'll Answers to Movie Fans Only very Important qneatlona will be g ,v - en personal replies, and then only when « stamped, self-addressed envelope Is Inclosed. Do not send loose stamps. Address all qui tlons to Moving Picture Editor, care of this paper. AOK— Harri* Gordon played opposite Mignon Anderst Milestones of Life, and In The Mating, Lewis J. Cody played opposite Bessie rlscale. Wallace Reid Is with the f Jesse L. Laeky Com pany, Hollywood, Cal. £ ANXIOUS READER—The last we heard of Irene V*arfeld she was with the B. A. Rolfe Company, 3 West Sixty-first street, New York. But this was about a year ago. at that address warded to her. G. P.—When the Winning sequel to The Diamond from the Sky Is decided upon, the announcement will appear In the newspa pers. A letter to ,-ould probably be for U M. M.—Have never heard of any relationship between Edna and Christine Mayo. Blanche Sweet is about 20 years old. It was Sarah Bernhardt who played In Jeanne Dore, not Lillian Lorraine. O. B.—As well as we understand it, the Japanese does not. succeed in kissing Fanny Ward In The Cheat. B.—James Cruze is said to be wor with a company called the Çalo Alto Film Company, Palo Alto, Cal. G. R.—The Dumb Bandit Is perhaps the latest film in which Francis Ford may be seen. Grace Cunard wrote the scenario. M. R.—Theda Bara is not married. Mary Pickford is Owen Moore's wife, but Flor ence Lawrence is not married to King Ba P. —Chester Barnett may be addressed in care of the World Film Corporation, 13C West Forty-sixth street, New York. C HAS.— Signe A: Seena Owen, pronounced phonetically. She Is not married, is nearly 5 feet and a half tall. Ic about 20 years old, has blue eyes and golden hair, and likes all kinds of pets. D.—The correct address of Mary Miles • Minter is the Columbia Pictures Corpora tion, 3 West Sixty-first street, New York. This of the studios that make pictures for the Metro program. J. F. H. J. V. R. spells her name M is soon here comes the stage coach licketty split, and I jumped out in the road and said hands up!' I thought there something wrong right away, because that driver didn't look like Bennie Steinbush dressed up like a stage coach driver, and he jerked them horses back to quick they almost set down In the road, and all of the people come filing out of the coach, and a man with specks but they all held their hands up, and t didn't know what to do. Then they saw Joe Dix with the camera, and knowed it was stuff, and they all laughed,, and "You had me going, young man, you sure look ihe part; you would have made a good haul ort a regular bandit," and he took out a pocketbook and it was full ot cussed • awful, man if y< had b< of money. A picture dropped out of it and I Mabel's picture, and didn't say nothing, but I picked it up when he wasn't looking. I bet he's been back thereat home, Dave, and broke Into Redden's photograph gallery and stole thaï picture of Mabel they had stuck up on tlie wall, because Mabel Is such a pretty girl 1 anybody would want to have her picture. While we were talking, J. J. and the other actors come along in the regular stage and J. J. knowed the man with specks he # and them other folks had just hired the it and TT T I x ) É» a * j t t I busted out and cried, too, Dave. 1! stags coach to drive around In and have snap shot pictures takeu of themselves so they could send the pictures back east to their friend*. Th# man with specks on was Mr. Patterson, a rich man who owns lots of stock in two or three movie companies, but he don't own none In ours, but J. J. says my mistake gavé him a chance to get acquainted with Mr. Patterson and maybe they can get him to buy a lot of stock tn our company and then we can build up a great big studio like some of the companies that have about a hundred actors working (or « »! K « \ '• - . ,* v*. .-H/ III 1 . # ; • .• w r T f i . m . 4T V \ *; t* S18 ; ® ; kk ' ■ ■ ®|| Wmm . Û, ■ ■ Still® 1 . ' , ; mM 4 4 ' 8 I ill! >/: > 81 ;8; •y ii /■ •3fiM TV r. ' L'f , : 3* ■ 8 Ïïf ■ » if mm t FLORENCE LAWRENCE ISS FLORENCE LAWRENCE, the first motion picture actress to become a star, has gone back to the Universal Company, w ith whom she start ed out as leading woman player when that company was organized. became famous when she was with the Bio '•graph Company, when the players' names w r ere not given in the cast of characters. But when her name did become known she was the most talked of screen actress of the day. At one tim® a story got out that she had been killed ln an automobile accident, and so many telegrams and inquiries poured into the studio for verification of the story that the film pany sent her out on a tour of the principal cities of the United States, and she appeared in a St. Louis Theater and definitely proved to a large number of eye-witnesses that the story of her death w false. . The reason for Miss Lawrence's retirement from the screen for a Miss Lawrence first L V Wv> them all the time, and pay more wages than they do now, so maybe I'll get more than fifty dollars a week right away. Lucy says I must not get my head all swelled up over my big wages, and 1 told her 1 would never do that, and think I was better than any body else, and I asked her how much they was paying her. and she said: ■ ■ Oh. I am running Mary Pickford an awful Close «ace in work, but my salary isn't unite thirty-five a as high yet, they only give week, but that's better than fifty on the road or with the tenta, for half the time we didn't get it, and It takes an awful lot to live on the vodvll stage or with a circus." When we got back from the stage coach scenes the other company that Strongheart Is star of, was not there, but Mise Madeline Miles was, and she wanted to tell me something. They had been telling It around that she and Strongheart was married, and I thought she was going to jump onto me for telling, when l didn't do It, and I said: » "if you think 1 told about you being mar ried, you are mistaken," end she satd: "No, that's not it. 1 told that myself. I just want to show you something." She took me to her dressing room and opened the door, and I peeped in, and there was the prettiest little boy you ever saw, Dave. He had just come from Ran Francisco on the train, and was tired, and she had put him to sleep on a trunk. "Dofi't you tell, Tom," she told me. Tm go ing to surpria« Frederick with him." After-a while when they all came back, ahe went into the dressing room and come walking out with that little boy, and he saw Strong heart, and run up to him, and tried to climb up his leg. and Strongheart seemed kinda dazed Rt first, but grabbed the kid up and hugged him, and Misa Mifta run up and Strongheart grabbed her Knd made a little speech. 'Ladies and gentlemen," he said, "this is my wife, ami this is oiir little boy, and I ha\ e been the biggest fool in tile cuuntrj. but , . I'm going to change *11 that, and he cited, am MIbs .Madeline Miles cried, and then 1 busted out and cried too, Dave and 1 ^uruby body cried but «he kid and J. J. Murphy, He sa ici. "Hell fire, this Is the best emotional stuf? that was ever pulled off around tljls studio, and no camera going!" Well, goodbye, Dave, things again next week. * lr .' I'U tell you all about TOM. A NS WERS REG A RD1NG PHOTOPLAY WRITING A. B —It Is Impossible to give an Idea as The studios if b wlil out. w erty to submit the idea contained in your sequel N. to the value of your plays, are the only plates that set values, and the test thing to do is to keep on sending them If they do not sell at the first two oi three places, read them over; you may see what is wrong and be aide to correct It. ptay does not sell, try to rewitte it. Many line subjects have been made out of weak ones by Y I giving them different treatment, probably not hear from your Diamond from the Sky sequel until the winner has been decided As we understand It. you are not at 11b upon. time was that she had been injured while working in a photoplay A particular scene, one of a burning building, where she had to savt Matt Moore's life by dragging him down a flight of stairs, was the cause of all the trouble. She had to drag him down three times be fore the scene could be photographed correctly, and after the play was finished it was discovered that she had injured her back. , For many months she lay on her back, trying to regain lier strength. By living a wholesome, carefree life on her farm not far from New York City, she has become perfectly well, although she has been warned that she must be careful. Then Miss Lawrence has been very busy at being married. "Oh, yes," she says. "I'm married still, but I'm not working at it any longer. Staying home all day my time, and being ready in the evening with a cheery home some more, does not appeal to going back where 1 can do some real third-rate intelligence can be trained to do " t tl\ 'household cares' to occupy to stay 1 IU until after you are it will not be by The Diamond from the Sky RS. L J. T. Mo.—The term Play. M as applied to moving pictures, Is very It usually means, however, any play whero tie. the characters require elaborate a play of the colonial period, scenes In foreign courts. Diamond fn The of The wide publicity in th trouble in learning the lucky when the contest Is decided, little market Just now for plàys. The makers all declare that they are coming bock, however, quote sound very familiar, dreds of them, and they may or nothing Studios have girls who attend to returning rejected plays to writers, simply Incloses a copy of whatevi ïou will have no is There is very everything The girl Jection slip the company uses. A studio mày return a play that they would not buy under any consideration with a form slip expressing deep regret, and, on the other hand, they may think your work promising, but cannot take the time to g* reason. Mtudios often accept plays that they have rejected months before. The studios con sider that they are dealing with professional writers, and no reaF writer pays much atten tion to a rejection. He simply looks over the ny other than a stereotype*! Play «o see it it needs rewriting or copying. starts It off again, then writes another play or so while he Is waiting for a check or another rejection. Certainly do not quit because ol a few rejection slips.