Motion picture acting; how to prepare for photoplaying, what qualifications are necessary, how to secure an engagement, salaries paid to photoplayers ([c1913])

Record Details:

Something wrong or inaccurate about this page? Let us Know!

Thanks for helping us continually improve the quality of the Lantern search engine for all of our users! We have millions of scanned pages, so user reports are incredibly helpful for us to identify places where we can improve and update the metadata.

Please describe the issue below, and click "Submit" to send your comments to our team! If you'd prefer, you can also send us an email to with your comments.

We use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) during our scanning and processing workflow to make the content of each page searchable. You can view the automatically generated text below as well as copy and paste individual pieces of text to quote in your own work.

Text recognition is never 100% accurate. Many parts of the scanned page may not be reflected in the OCR text output, including: images, page layout, certain fonts or handwriting.

MOVING PICTURE ACTING the majority of them are located on THE Broad- way in New York City—the real center of all amusement interests. In times past theatrical agencies had nothing to do with picture work. However much they may have desired the commissions, yet, following the ex- ample then set by the legitimate managers, they scoffed at the idea of placing "artists" with a film company. They became haughtily indignant when- ever a "hard-up" actor, with poor prospects, even suggested such a step. The players were, there- fore, engaged by the picture producers direct, fre- quently through newspaper ads. Now, however, with the complete change which public opinion has undergone in its attitude toward motion pictures in general, there has come a similar change in the stand taken by the legitimate managers of first rank and by their near neighbors in the business, the agencies. Managers are no longer averse to engag- ing actors and actresses who have taken a plunge into picture work and agencies are likewise ready and willing to accept the business and furnish the players from their seemingly infinite list. A splendid evidence of this is the recent con- tract made by Mr. David Belasco, the world-famous dramatic manager, with Miss Mary Pickford, lov- ingly known -all over the country as "Little Mary," formerly star with the Biograph and the Imp Com- panies—by which Miss Pickford was to leave the pictures for a time at least and appear as "Juliet," 46