A pictorial history of the movies (1943)

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3. The Twenties Beginning in 1913, with What Happened to Mary, the serial film, a story told in weekly or biweekly installments, occupied a steadily increasing part of the public's affections. The opening of the second decade of the century saw this now-unimportant type of film apparently destined for immortality. The unquestioned Queen of die Serials was Pearl White, whose Perils of Pauline brought her fame and, eventually, a villa in France. She is having a nasty bout with quicksand in this episode—one of the tamer ones of the series. 97