When the movies were young (1925)

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Wardrobe — and a Few Personalities 73 with clothes the like of which had never been seen at Biograph. From the chorus of "Hello People" at the Casino Theatre little Jeanie entered the movies and even though she had a snub nose and did not photograph well, what could Mr. Griffith do but use her? Jeanie proved to be a good trouper; she was conscien- tious and ambitious. Though only extras and bits came her w T ay, David encouraged her. She was rather frail, and one time after remaining ill some days when on a picture up in the country, Mr. Griffith thought he should give her good advice. So he told her to live on a farm for some months, and drink milk and get strong, there being no future without health; he certainly could not use her in parts were she to faint on him thus. But Jeanie confided she'd have to overcome fainting without "months on a farm"—that luxury she couldn't afford. Since Biograph Miss Macpherson has carried on in every department of picture making except the acting. She early took stock of herself and recognized that her future would not be in the ranks of the movie stars. Just where it would be she did not then know—nor did any one else. On a day in this slightly remote period Jesse Lasky and Cecil DeMille were lunching at Rector's in New York —music, luscious tidbits, and Mr. Lasky casually remark- ing: "Let's go into the moving picture business." "All right, let's," answered Mr. DeMille with not the slightest hesitation. Mr. Lasky, thus encouraged, suggested more "Let's," to each of which Mr. DeMille as promptly agreed "Let's." Along came brother-in-law Sam Goldfish, married to Blanche Lasky, sister to Jesse. Mr. Goldfish (now Goldwyn) was in the glove business up in Gloversville, New