Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pearl of the Army -- January 11, 2014

Actress Pearl White was the first serial queen, starring in The Perils of Pauline in 1914.  She made many more serials, including Pearl of the Army in 1916, which played on American concerns about preparedness for war.  I like the colors in this ad from Motion Picture World, 25-November-1916.  The background is probably a lock in the recently-opened Panama Canal. 

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