A pictorial history of the movies (1943)

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80 GRIFFITH TURNS A PAGE Skinner's Dress Suit, a Saturday Evening Post story based on the theory that clothes make the man, was filmed by Essanay in 1917. Bryant Washburn was the star. He is shown doing something or other to Virginia Yalli's dress. Whatever it is, Hazel Daly strongly disapproves. BELOW After his contract with Essanay expired, Charlie Chaplin signed up with Mutual for the Lone Star series, at the enormous sum of $670,000 for twelve two-reelers. Here is a scene from one of the best- remembered of these, Easy Street, made in 1917.