|Moving Picture World, 18-August-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.