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MOTION PICTURE NEWS
Vol. 14. No. 16
A Dip Into the Primitive, by Dorothy Davenport and Emory Johnson in " The Barriers of Society." a Red Feather
working script is being prepared by Monte Katterjohn.
■' Jim Grimsby's Boy " is tbe definite title selected for the Ince Triangle suljject, featuring Frank Keenan and Enid ^larkey, which will be released shortly. This is the first Ince subject from the pen of Lanier Bartlett, and is spoken of as the most picturesque drama ever made at the Ince plant. It is a pathetic story of a mountain girl of the gold country, the daughter of a grouchy father. Miss Markey appears in practically every scene, she playing the title role, which is said to be the most exacting ever attempted by her. Reginald Barker directed this picture, which has a strong cast of Ince players.
William S. Hart will have Margery Wilson as his leading woman in the new production which was taken up last week. This is a western drama by Monte Katterjohn, which gives Hart the role of a new characterization of a gun-fighter. Interior scenes for the Hart picture are being made at the Culver City studio, and upon the completion of these, the western actor and his aggregation of buccaroos will return to the hills, valleys and plateaus of Inceville.
The administration building of the Ince Culver City studios served as an exterior setting for a scene in the subject Ra>mond B. West is now filming with Louise Glaum, Charles Ray and Dorothy Dalton as stars. This is the first time any of the new buildings which constitute the Culver City plant have been used for a " location." Westy and Miss Glaum are using their waiting moments in the training of a marmoset, recently received from South America. This small representative of the monkey tribe has conbinced both director and actress that what he lacks in size he makes up in fierceness, for both have been scratched and bitten numerous times. Miss Glaum will use the marmoset as a pet in scenes in this production.
The Ince cameraman had a narrow escape last week. Bolj Newhart was filming the approach of a train with camera setting on the track, and the engineer having misunderstood the orders, came near running him down, when the train was run to the station beyond the camera, when it was the order that it be stopped just before it reached the camera. Clyde DeVinna is in Culver City hospital with a displaced kneecap, as the result of a fall from his motor
cycle, while riding to the studio from Los Angeles.
Edwards in Charge of Down East Story
Director Walter Edwards will next be in charge of filming a down east story, having completed the Louisiana-Mississippi river story. Continuity for the new photodrama is being prepared by J. G. Hawks.
" Bugs," the comedy drama being made under the direction of Paul Powell, from the story and scenario by William E. Wing, will serve to introduce new microscopic motion pictures made by a process invented by Louis H. Tolhurst of Los Angeles. Tolhurst became interested in motion pictures more than two years ago from the educational standpoint, and has perfected a new process for photographing germs and other representatives of the smallest form of animal life.
Tolhurst and \\ ing have formed a partnership, and following the completion of this picture, plan to manufacture additional subjects for schools and colleges. "Bugs" will show the Tolhurst-Wing acting microbes, some of which while not being as large as the point of a pin, will occupy the entire screen and show their fierceness in numerous ways. Wilfred Lvicas, Constance Talmadge and F. .\. Turner ha\e con
May Cloy (American)
sented to play important parts in this subject, which stars microbes. Director Paul Powell has found ideal locations at San Jacinto, where the company will go for the making of exterior scenes for this small town drama. The plot has to do with an eccentric physician, falling in love with a maid whose hubby is the collection of stamps. The girl's father is a wealthy retired farmer, who is " bled " by a quack doctor. The maid at the home falls in love with the quack, and her sweetheart kills him. Circumstantial evidence points to the collector of stamps as guilty of the crime, and the physician by microscopic analysis proves her innocence, and the guilt of the real murderer. This part gives Constance Talmadge her first appearance in Fine ArtTriangle subjects, she having been working under the director of Mr. Griffith in the part of the mountain girl in " Intolerance."
" Everybody's Doing It " is the title given the Triangle Komedy, formerly known as " The Rescuers." Featured in this farce, are George Stone and Violet Radcliffe. who take the roles of messenger boys. Tod Browning directed this two reeler, the plot of which hinges on the efforts of the two children to write scenarios for motion picture companies.
Lloyd Ingram, who has just returned from Xew York, where he filmed "American Aristocracy," starring Douglas Fairlianks with Jewel Carmen as the feminine lead, has been assigned to direct a story written by Frank E. Woods, manager of production of the Fine Arts Studio. The temporary title of this is " The Children Pay." Lillian Gish has the star part, and opposite her will be Keith Armour. The entire cast includes Loyola O'Connor. Jennie Lee, and others.
■■ Intolerance " for Los Angeles on the 16th
Announcement received from D. W. Griffith last week by his personal representative, W. E. Keefe, is to the effect that the first public showing of " Intolerance," will be given in Los Angeles, Monda\% October 16. Clune's Auditorium, a three thousand seat house will be the scenes of the premier. Previously it was announced that "Intolerance" would go to the Majfestic tiieatre, as it was then expected the Clune Company production of Harold Bell Wright's California novel, " The Eyes of the World," would be on at the large Clune theatre. D. W. Griffith will arrive in Los Angeles this week to personally