I’m still a bit annoyed about people still spreading the myth that silent movies were full of damsels. Well, I found this spiffy 1918 Photoplay article about the ladies of silent cinema packing iron. Neener neener.
Margery Wilson is another Hart leading lady but she was also a director. She didn’t helm Mountain Dew and, alas, it is missing and presumed lost.
Olive Thomas has clearly learned the ropes and she is also sporting a darling little corsage in her sash.
Sometimes it’s all in the wrists…
Poor Alma Rubens can’t get any respect, I see, as Photoplay has misspelled her surname. I make typos like crazy but I expect more of the monarch of film magazines.
You can find more swell vintage film articles at the Media History Digital Library.
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