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K 1 A w «% ipm /[U D D A.E(£BLI5Ii /A EAR DAVE: vant to tell Sunday school entertainment that 1 went to because them women wanted me to come Well. Dave, T about that V play to getor in it so they could see what a big movie Actor like me looks like, and 1 could so they could have a movie off and the nke them A I » it IS i 'v • 6 P 1 M C i5? t / I < I I \ ! I I , « I V 'I got chased all around the house in the rain. ' a little speech and tell them how the movies Are made. Bui i didn't make no speech on account of having such a bad cold, and 1 wouldn't have went at all but J. J. Murphy said: "Do you want to make them people sore and disappoint all them girls that want to take a look at you?" The way 1 come to get that bad cold was from working in a play with rain stuff in it. We don't make pictures of it raining like y think we do, Dave, because it don't rain when shines and you can't make outside movies when the sun don't shine, and if they had to wait for rain to come along every ti they wanted to have a scene of that Kind they would just have to wait till it rained. This picture where 1 the vorked in the rain r here 1 go to see a girl that 1 like and id the scene is tier pa won't let me come bulldog won't let get chased all around the hous which is made by a is like a big sprinkler, in one of them movie rainstorms than there in any cloud y Alter the scene was over i says to J. J. Mur phy: the house e g«j out of the yard, and 1 in the king machine tiiat ily there's ail in-: ater ever saw. "Hurry with them other scenes, 1 am getting cold." He says; "You poor boob, we ain't going to make them other scenes till tomorrow. Get that wet make-up off of you or you'll have bronkkittis or something." And the next day started to sneezing like a house afire and in> nose red. vas That was the day of the entertainment that was to be pulled off that night, and 1 said: "Oh, pshaw, i won't let bad cold keep me away and disappoint them women," but "Everybody go out and get some eats and back to the studio while we make them inte riors," 1 told him J couldn't go to tainment, because you c at once, and he said: "We only need y beat it in time to go there, easy*" 1 said: "Yes, but won't 1 be Ing, and I've got such a bad cold." He said; "Tom. 1 didn't think you was afraid of a bunch of women," and 1 said, "1 ain't afraid of no bunch of women," and J. J. says, "Well, then, go and let 'em gaze make 'em a little speech, otherw ise ou'll make them sore at tne whole try and there's lots of people that go to Sun day school in this broad land of ours. What if all them people quit going to the movies? It would cripple the business, and a lot of actors would lose their jobs." And that's right, Dave, you got to be careful and not make people mad in this business. While we was making them other scenes of that brakeman picture 1 got to studying up that speech to make to them people, an« 1 couldn't think of nothing on account of having that cold in my head, and l said to J. J.: ••Why don't you send Bennie Steinbush to make the speech and just let me go along for them to look at, and Bei.nie can tell them about what n fine actoi j. J. said, "What's the matter? Got cold feet again?'' 1 says, "No, 1 got a cold in my head." Bennie says, "Good! Then I'll get in on some that popularity stuff myself. I'd Just like to jo over there and make 'em a speech. I'll tell 'em about Tom, but 1 won't forget to tell 'em About little Bennie, and l'H bet I make a hit. ^11 them girls will want to ktes rne, I guess ' A »aid. weil, 1 guessed i could go und make little thing like a hen J. J. says that evening, como enter i't be at two places in one scene. You in ful tired work and 'ing-picture indus y hem a little speech by myself, only 1 wished I didn't have this cold. Henni "Yes, he looks like one. "Come with me: I'll lix that cold." And we > says. ft know you ever had a place called Jake's Place, and Bennie vith Mr. Hoggs, the you rent to said, "Jake, shake hands celebrated movie actor. He's going out in cietv, and needs a little bracer. And Mr. Jake says What he needs is one of my stingers." And we of them, and it made you feel good. drunk and 1 said, "I'.ow much does them drinks cost?" Jake says. "Three for a quarter." ce didn't ant but two, and lie 1 told him v 6aId tile drink was patented and the inventor e every time anybody else does, nd so I bought a quarter's worth of the sting yg, "Don't y id J said. "Yes, it is better." i butted i had to drink »Id feel bet ers, and Bennie ter now?" A man come up a was talking, any messenger boy for on us tliis way? I'll tap you let if you don't beat it." Hut Bennie says, man is attracted by such a 1' of * chances to got to hile w to us nd Jake says to him, "Who sent to come and horn in vith this beer mai "Desist, Jacob. The gentle ho is y friend Boggs, ctor that people take all kinds ilk with him." is an admirer of genius. id he The said i. and he s awful nice m anted a chance to talk to a real •e stlng nd then 1 said. "Well, ke-up off and go nt." had alw live movie actor, and I bought s and give him one, I'll have to go and get this ers t«j that Sunday-school entertal And then Bennie Steinbush thought of a good scheme. "You Just go the way you are. Tom," he says, "and set down in the back of the hall. If folks know you they will be bashful about saying nice things about you to your face; but if they don't have lots of fun listening to say about your acting when the fillum is run off." I thought that was a good scheme, and Jake ki v you, you ca what they says, "1 did that when 1 got married. My wife s folks had never saw' didn't tell them vent around and and 1 vas, and l said to her old vho daughter man, "Did y< ried?" And the old man said, "Yes, she married a bum." know y< vas mar Then the other a good actor says t« for a dollar?" I said yes. I had change for a dol lar and I gave it to him. and he bought more stingers, and 1 said, "Where is the dollar 1 give you change for?" And he says, "Oh, I'll hand that to you in the morning." And thei i. who thought I was such *. "Have you got change s, "Let's have another round." And we did, all g< iv cold *, and I told them all a ml shook hands with them and a lot good jAk£\s place: ï V T ; £ O, c£»0'* Jake, Mr. Boggs is going in society and needs a little bracer. » y more people who wete in the place, and told them 1 would send them all my picture, and then I went to the entertainment. There wa hole lot of people going in the hall, arid there was a great big picture of me nd "Strongheart'* having that fight in the schoolhouse scene posted up on the outside, and lot of people was looking at it, and I stood up alongside of the picture look like, but none of them didn't know who l they could see what was because I had them brakeman clothes and make-up on. and a side; you are blocking up the picture gallery." 1 went into the hall and they charged me a ter to go in, and I didn't think they ought to have done that, but it was for a good cause and I paid and didn't say nothing. There wasn't hardly any seats but way back in the hall, and set down behind a lot of girls and their bo's who had brought them there. They started running off that picture of me as the backwoods school-teacher, and I tell you, Dave, If you see yourself up there on the screen acting out a piece, you don't know how funny it feels, and them girls got to talk ing and one said, "Ain't he splendid?" And one of the men, a little oit of a runt, said: "If that guy is an actor then I'm a pugilist, and I whip Willard and Moran both at once." And one of the others says: "He don't act. That's the part of a big and he a acting natural, that's aiL" n says, "Stand to one CAI1 bs he's got to play Answers H. Q.—The rejection slip you send Is the regular form used by the Universal Com It is a polite rejection, and the kind hat is sent to all writers who send in plays It means noth they may have made a A. that the company cannot use. ing outside of the fact that this particular play The same »lay might sell at the next place you send it, and it might be taken by this company after a while. has been turned down. evei There are many things that cause a rejec tion. The play may not be the type the com pany is making; they may not hrve players suited to the parts, play along similar lines. The editors of the big companies get hundreds of plays a week. They can do no more than send a printed form of rejection. Do not allow a rejection slip of any kind to If you think give you any write right on. vorry. iiid have confidence !i you can your work, keep end it out out five or six times, may see a way of improving When a play comes back again; after it has beei read it ov ; y« It. P. * True happenings, as a rule, do not make good photoplays. Of course, every thing is based on reality; it might have hap pened. or it could happen, but most profes sional writers d< t base their plays on things that have happened to them.. A prol.flc writer is never at a loss for plots, and the plots that are hatched right the very best k: t of the brain incubator are Facts i d sordid things, analyze it, and any st« Take any actual occurrence and 'ill find that it selilom has tside of you terial in it y bure incident, and and you stories and plays must be idealized, take your true story and around t just as well done with it. It Is more elastic and can be molded easier. Do not tell a studio editor that the play e sending is a true story, m life, impi e twist It fit these conditions, and you might ork on an imaginary lot and be you r the story of your of one of your friends. It will not in trie least. hii One of the girls says: "You boys are Just jealous because all the girls are ii the movie actors." and another man said: "That love with guy ain't no actor, he's Just stalling around, and, ?aidcs, nice girls don't fall in love with actors, it's only chickens that do that." I was going to tell them who I was, but they got to the part of the film where me and Strong heart and them roughneck extras has that big fight, and soon I didn't know forgot all about them, and pretty hat I was doing, but I raving my arms and going through that s< eim again right there, and T grabbed a man in front of me and was tussling him around, and he said, "You're crazy." came up and wanted to know what w'as wrong, and 1 kinda come to myself and remembered where I was. and then the man who And an usher as run ning the show' made a speech. He said: "Ladies and Gentlemen—We have a for y the picture y treat tonight. The actor that just acted in seen tonight will make ad* dress and tell us some interesting jhings abou* the life of moving picture actor, to have been here by now, but he and He vas •as detained e have sent an automobile to the studio lor him." and nearly An usher came up to me and says, "You come with me, sir," and I had to climb over everybody's feet getting out of there, and there is the ignorantest people out here, Dave. They don't know nothing, sometimes, all tried to trip me and make i once I did set down on a woman's lap, and she says: "When you fall, and :ll get rested I hope you up and go on," and 1 fold the usher. "My name is Boggs, and I a said: "Yes, yes, l know. Just come with me." I thought he was going to take me up to the front of the hall, so I could make that speech, but he opened a door and we the movie actor," and ha vas on the outside, and he says, "Now you beat it or I'll call a policeman." Well, good-by, Dave; I've k'n«la got some of that cold left and don't feel any too good yet TOM. pin O r tb-) ) % AT' Or s c~3 Now you beat it or I'll call a policeman. »• ESSIE BAR RI S C A L E D Jd offer« an in t c r e « t i r.R study In Inherited talent. This young girl was playing an important port with James A. Herne In Shore Acres at the age of 5 years, and at 15 she was taking the leading part of "Madge" in Old Kentucky. While r child she went al*» the way to London and made the hit of her young life In the part of "Lovey Mary" in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, and all be cause her father be fore her was actor. • Miss father Barriscales well ictor, this the known English a who came to country with original Lighti Hondo company. Miss Barrisoale, aft er he:- return from abroad, was engage«I to play the leading part In The Rose of the Rancho, by Da vid Belas« >, and it this into through that she got moving picture When Jesse L. Las ky wanted this play in films lie t<* put persuaded Miss Bar riscale to take the part, and she like! the work so that she accepted a long contract offered her by Thomas H. lue» sell !. of the Triangle Corporation. Miss Barrisca'e has made splendid suc cess of screen work. Among known her best* films are "The Cup of Life," "The Green Swamp," "Bullets and Brown L>es, "The Golden Claw." "The Mat ing." "The Painted J>ads'," 'The Aet" and many oth ers. Last Children of actors seem to inherit the talent of their ents par more than in any other line work. This is caused mainly by the condi tions of actors' lives. The of child banker or the butch or lawyer of the may v *th little S row up knowledge liking at ail for till professions and their fathers followed Not so with tne veling. s child. The actor, because he is constantly must take his children along with him, and the little ones ludinients of the art and a liking tor the fascinating work # . ley team to think, and as quick as thev the stage they are given parts whenever PJa/s being produced. Some of the t; squire the soon as love of the can toddle out child Is needed in the most noted picture stars inherited their talent and mrk from their parents. Miss Barrisoale Is but one ex Another Is fourni in the case of Miss Alma Hanlon. i©presents the fourth generation of ho came to this country years ago with Hanlon's Fan ample. This girl Her family were the i'a mous Hanlons, tors. lasma. Mqry Pickford, her sister Lottie, raised on the stage. and brother Jack, were almost Their mother. Mrs. Mary Smith, as a well TO Motion-Picture Sign your name, but give title to column. Personal replies will be given only when stamped, self-addressed envelopes are inclosed. Address all queries to Photoplay Editor, care of this paper. L A RETTA—Mary Pickford is designated a» a blonde, although her hair is more of a. light brown than golden, but she is certainly not a brunette. .Many film stars do not let the public know whether they are married or not. The two you ask about are in that class. B M.— Romaine Fielding is producing pietur • on his own account, and is releasing through Universal. Fritz De Lint is somewhat new in pictures, but he has appeared in several Metro subjects. Address Metro Corp., 14ÜÎ» Broadway, N M.—Marguerite Clark is 28 years old, and it would be rather har«l to determine which Is the more popular, - she or Blanche Sweet. Sorry vampire woman picture was made in France, and we have no cast of characters, except that Sarah Bern hardt was the star. Belle Bruce was "Alicia" in For a Woman's Fair Name." UTT—If you will send us the name of the play Instead of the name of a character in the play, we may be able to give you the in formation you desire. It is almost impossible to identify a play or player by the name of a character in the film. ^ 1ALTO—Crane Wilbur is decidedly still IX working in pictures. He is now'working on a play written by himself, which is called The Conscience of John David. His address is David Horsley Studio. Los Angeles, Cal. OS1E—Charles Clary was born in Charleston, 111., In 18J2, and he has lately been work ing In Lasky-Paramount pictures. He was in The Blacklist with Blanche Sweet, and in Ten nessee's Pail ner, with Fanny Ward. He is not ise In York. J. e cannot tell you who the in Jeanne Dure, that M ** 1 & M 4 S % : : . i ✓ 4 ' \1 me mi m i imt iDxxm j m m 3 1 a ù;# s ..V J V;'i I I j a % ■i 5 3 = •A Hl| 1»1 5 j ï I.. * m 0. . ' j ki a \ f Æ \V/ 1 i «A ■ M **#:■*• ' L\ a s fe s> O ■8SS? I W" y ri ! r o ■ ? ™Xt&oo/c -*<Horo . married. Have heard no rumor» to the effect that Bunny's pictures would be showed again. They may be reissued at some future date, however. £ OMEDY FAN—Edna Purviance will play with Charles Chaplin in his new come dies for the Mutual Corporation. They are at work now in a otudio ut Los Angeles. Cal Just address Chaplin at Los Angeles, he will get your letter. K.—Helen Holmes will begin work in a v ten-chapter aerial soon, which wilt be made from Frank H. Spearman's "Whispering Smith." J. F. McGowan will be "Whispering Smith/' and there will be much lively Western stuff in the serial besides the usual railroad action. R. vel. E. C.—Grace Cunard has appeared in several two and three reel plays since slie lin ed work on the Broken Coin, but she is another serial. Peg o' the Ring. Une of tlie latest releases in which she and Francis Ford appear is Lady Raffles Returns. J. v working o' B.—Mabel Normand has not left the s it wus rumoreu, but has contract with that corpo ivlll be given greater scope will be starred in five-reel •ill continue to Triangle Triangle, catered into a ration whereby site for her laicals, and comedy dramas, ftjhe iter mail through the West Twenty-third street, New York. R.—This is the cast of Essanay's Pa pered Door; "Molly Carter," Ruth »tone house; "Jim Carter," Edmund F. Cobb, "Ches ter Cooper," the sheriff, Thurlow Brewer; "The Girl at Heideger's," Peggy Sweeney. The actor you ask about was probably a minor character in the play and his name would not be given. J OHN L.—In writing a photoplay you do not write a story al all, unless you do as some writers, reduce your plot to story form and then make your scenario from that. Your question indicates that you do not understand scenario construction. If this is the case, you will have to get books from th*e public library that will show you the photoplay form. Some firms will consider plots in synopsis form, but not many. Writing out the play in a scenario is what develops it and makes it sala ble. usually. A book and a play for the regu lar stage are two separate and distinct pieces of literature. A plot in story for appeal to a producer of plays, but whe ceive »dices at 71 J. 1 might not it I« known actress at one time. Cluu tea ^ actors. Emily Stevens is the daughter of an actress, and niece of Minnie Maddern Flake. • Wallace Reid's father is Hal Reid, the actor and playwright. Flor ence Reed is the daughter of Roland Reed, a famous comedian. Dor othy Davenport is the child of the well-known actor, Harry Daven port. The three Barrymores, Lionel, Ethel and Jack, belong to a family who have been actors for generations. Their father, MaurioA Barrymore, was a well-known actor in his day. and their mother wa# a sister of John and Sidney Drew. Sidney Drew himself has a «on. S. Ranken Drew, w ho is making a name for himself Fuller Golden is the daughter of George Fuller Golden, a well-known actor, and the founder or the White Rats, the association of theatrical performers. « «/i n;ngush the screen. Olive Old Actors' Farewell to Be in the Movies T HE old thespian stars of bygone days, who are now sheltered in the Actors' Home on Staten Island, New York City, are going to make another appearance—for many of them their last farewell. These kindly, mel lowing artists will be seen, not they trod in their heydey, but in the youngest or the arts, the moving pictures. Their appearar.c Picture Campaign for the Actors' Fund of America, which proposes to raise $500,000 tu fifteen weeks as its share of the million-dollar endowment needed to put the work of th» fund on a sound financial basis. Here are the men and women who have given their best to the stage, now on Uit ard path of life. The films in which the old actors will take part are to be shown, ac cording to the piuns of the committee in New York, in every theater In the country at the same time. There will be depicted every phase of life in the Actors' Home In Staten island. The chief feature of the reel, however, is ta be a film druma, entirely the work of the mem bers of the home, them, and former stars, under the direction of Daniel Frohman. the boards v ill be part of the Motion dow It is written by one of ill be rehearsed and acted by th# reduced tu scenes and dialogue, it might matte a decided hit. The same ie true of photoplays Your plot In synopsis or story form cannot pre sent Its best side, while If it Is developed and made into a picture play, its pussIbUltles are seen at once. If you have a clever and new I plot, you may sell It in any furm, but you will j stand a better chance If you can cuniplele and I offer' it mm h fllil-Hedeiri nhntnnlay, !