Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Ghost of Rosy Taylor -- July 31, 2018

Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
Mary Miles Minter was a young, beautiful actress who took many parts that could have been played by Mary Pickford.  She was very popular, but she got tangled up in the case of the murder of director William Desmond Taylor, which quickly ended her career.

When I read Kevin Brownlow's The Parade's Gone By, one story that struck me was the chapter about director Edward Sloman.  Brownlow said that The Ghost of Rosy Taylor was one of the few movies directed by Sloman that was available to screen.  He tried to contact Sloman, but found that he was too old and ill to talk.

Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
Moving Picture World, 13-July-1918
I later learned that the movie was co-directed by Henry King.

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