Welcome to a new feature! Regular readers know that I love a loooooong debunking but some people would prefer to cut to the chase. Hey, we’re all busy, I understand. So, in the spirit of my Fun Size Reviews, here are bite-sized bits of debunking for people who want quick and convenient silent film facts. Enjoy, friends!
Since the talented Florence La Badie is starting to make a comeback, a very stupid rumor has reared its head once more. The idea that La Badie and Woodrow Wilson had an affair is quite ridiculous and is only found in one poorly-sourced book on Canadians in silent film. But the combination of sex, movies and presidential politics is too much for some bloggers to ignore and so the myth has sprouted legs.
I have chosen what I feel are three of the best facts that debunk this myth. If you want the whole enchilada, you can read my complete article here.
Feel free to repost the handy-dandy Debunk-o-Matic card and spread the truth. A lot of silent movie myths have gone unchecked for years and are rooted into pop culture so deeply that it is almost impossible to remove them. Let’s strangle this one before it has a chance to grow any bigger.