|Moving Picture World, 13-November-1915|
On 04-December-2015 we will mark the 100th anniversary of the closing of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It seemed appropriate to mention the short but lively film career of Audrey Munson, who was called the "Panama-Pacific Girl" because she modeled for an important statue by Alexander S Calder, "The Star Maiden." There were many copies of the Star Maiden and she posed for other statues around the PPIE.
In 1915, Edwin Thanhouser starred her in Inspiration, which is supposed to be the first American movie with a nude scene.
Audrey Munson appeared in a few more movies and then was not needed again. Perhaps she was not much of an actress.
She tried to commit suicide in 1922, was committed to an insane asylum in 1931, and died there in 1996. Sad story.