Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand

1916 Film for the Front

 

NEWS NOTES FROM MOVIELAND

BY

 DAISY DEAN

THE RACINE JOURNAL-NEWS

AUGUST 14, 1916, PAGE 6

Mabel Normand’s bumb of originality has prompted a unique joy giver for the soldiers at the front.  The conventional cigarettes, chewing gum, and magazine didn’t appeal to her as discomfort alleviators, so she cast about for something different.  She discovered it.  “It” is a one-reel comedy, limited edition, made by Mabel herself in the spare time between scenes on her feature picture.  Mabel is recruiting masquerading first as a soldier and then as an officer, and ending up by being just Mabel herself.  This picture is not for sale.  No one gets it, unless he gets it for nothing with Miss Normand’s compliments.  With the picture to the Border, she sent the projecting machines and promises of more pictures.

 

 

 



This article was found, by my dear friend, William Drew, it is always a wonder how he comes up with some of the material, I never saw this reprint before so thanks again.