Friday, December 15, 2017

Willowy Personification of Grace, Beautiful and With Wonderful Personality -- December 15, 2017

Moving Picture World, 22-December-1917
Irene Castle had become famous, with her husband Vernon, as a ballroom dancer.  He left the act in early 1916 to return to his native Britain, where he joined the Royal Flying Corps.  He was a successful pilot, earning the Croix de Guerre.  He was sent to Canada and then the United States to train new pilots.  He died in a flying accident in 1918.

Moving Picture World, 08-December-1917
The feature Vengeance is Mine was based on a novel by John A Moroso.

Moving Picture World, 22-December-1917
Convict 993 also featured Warner Oland.

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
When Irene Castle finished Convict 993 she started on The Mysterious Client.

Moving Picture World, 29-December-1917
"The story furnishes Miss Castle with every opportunity for a display of her artistic talents, and for an exhibition of a gorgeous array of gowns."

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