Monday, August 21, 2017

The Scream of the Screen -- August 21, 2017

Moving Picture World, 11-August-1917

Billy West closely imitated Charlie Chaplin in a long series of comedies for different studios.While Chaplin was making the excellent Mutual comedies, West was making imitations of Chaplin's Essanay comedies.

Moving Picture World, 18-August-1917

With the US in World War One, the draft was a hot subject.

Moving Picture World, 18-August-1917
"The star, Billy West, in that short time has acheived a degree of popularity that is nothing less than remarkable in one so new to the glories of the screen." 

Moving Picture World, 18-August-1917
 Billy West and his costar Ethlyn Gibson, were both arrested by the Jacksonville, Florida police for speeding. 

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