- Famous Film Folk – Charles Donald Fox
- A Gallery of Life Portraits and Biographies
- New York, George H. Doran Company 1925
From the earliest days of motion pictures, screen “fans” have evinced a constantly growing interest in the lives of their favorite players. To-day finds many popular Magazines devoted to the silent drama, conducting departments wherein the editors endeavor to answer thousands of questions which are asked each month about favorite film folk.
Such questions as, ”Where was Mary Pickford born?”, ”How old is Thomas Meighan?”, ”How much does Walter Hiers weigh?”, “Where did Corinne Griffith go to school?”, “What color eyes has Monte Blue?”, “Is Pola Negri Russian?”, “How old is Jackie Coogan?”, and countless others are on the tongues of all lovers of the silent drama. It is the purpose of this volume to answer not only these questions, but many similar ones. On the following pages are biographies of many of the leading players of the screen. Though necessarily brief and crisp, the author believes they contain the salient facts in each star’s story—the things each “fan” wants to know. CHARLES DONALD FOX Hollywood, California. May, 1925.
Lillian Gish was born in Springfield, Ohio, on October 14th., and as a child her family made their home in Massillon, Ohio, where she received her education attending Ursuline Seminary. When less than 6 years old Miss Gish made her first stage appearance, playing a child role with a traveling company, then in Kansas City. At that time Miss Gish also was an accomplished child dancer, and often entertained in that way. Her screen debut was made with D. W. Griffith, and her rare dramatic talent soon found an outlet under Mr. Griffith’s expert guidance. Hers is a wonderful cameolike beauty, a grace and poise, unlike that of any other screen star, an appealing and plaintive personality which has endeared her to millions of film “fans.” She is a lover of the outdoors, rides and drives well, and is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 112 lbs., and has blond hair and blue-gray eyes.
(Ronald Colman), one of the latest screen ‘finds’ was born in Richmond, Surrey, England, and educated there. His first experience was on the English stage, where his successes included a starring engagement in Richard Bennett’s role in the American play, ‘Damaged Goods’ After the World War, he resumed his work in England, making several photoplays while he was appearing on the stage. In 1920, he came to America for the first time, immediately finding an engagement on the New York stage. It was during the run of this play that Henry King discovered him and signed him for the leading role opposite Lillian Gish in “The White Sister.” Mr. Coleman is an enthusiastic motorist, plays golf and is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 lbs., and has sandy hair and brown eyes.
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