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    How Molly Made Good (Photo Drama Motion Picture Co., 1915). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Molly Malone (Marguerite Gale), fresh off the boat from Ireland and determined to be a newspaper reporter like her brother, secures a job with the New York Tribune by interviewing ten stage celebrities for Sunday's paper. Molly is able to achieve the goal, despite the efforts of her rival, Hilton, to stop her at all costs. An unusual plot device at the heart of this story allows for brief, casual cameo appearances by several contemporary stage stars, each of whom portrays him- or herself at home. They include some long forgotten, but several who went on to make a name for themselves. May Robeson of Frank Capra's "Lady for a Day" fame, Julia Dean of "Curse of the Cat People" fame, and perhaps most interesting is Mr. Julian Eltinge, as he is billed. From around 1907 or thereabouts, Eltinge was by far the most prominent professional female impersonator on the American stage and a theater in New York is named for him. This six sheet is in amazingly good shape and has some slight separation in a couple of the pieces. Fine/Very Fine.

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    July, 2004
    17th Saturday
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