Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Box Office Attraction of the Best Kind -- November 19, 2017

Moving Picture World, 03-November-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.  Her second solo feature would be a mystery,  The Mark of Cain, which would co-star Antonio Morena.
Moving Picture World, 10-November-1917

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