Dredging Up Some Very Old News 2013

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Dredging Up Some Very Old News 2013

Post by Admin on Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:22 am

2013 2013 2013 <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NDxyUS7XH2I/UiC0WBqqWGI/AAAAAAAAQJY/mCscoos9GdY/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="470" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NDxyUS7XH2I/UiC0WBqqWGI/AAAAAAAAQJY/mCscoos9GdY/s640/aaawatch3.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Here's "Banana Oil"&nbsp;From The Silent Days That Don Lockwood Talked About ...</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="color: red; font-size: large;">Never Mind MM, As In Monroe --- Give Me <em>MMM</em>, As In Mary Miles Minter</span><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ng4a_Cu4u4U/UiC0cFUGGjI/AAAAAAAAQJg/_u69mEkYpXA/s1600/aaawatch10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ng4a_Cu4u4U/UiC0cFUGGjI/AAAAAAAAQJg/_u69mEkYpXA/s640/aaawatch10.jpg" width="464" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">I'd Like Mary Pickford&nbsp;Better If She'd Looked More Like This</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">You can descend far ways down <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place>layering of lies, it being a matter of how deep interest goes. The above grabs me for longtime absorption in hardship life of Mary Miles Minter. She's more than tangential to (at least) three books and endless study on the foul-played death of</span> <span style="color: white;"><span style="color: white;">shape-shifting director William Desmond Taylor, whose own&nbsp;story, were it truly known, would challenge belief.</span> So what inspires endless peruse of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city>'s underbelly, emphasis always on tragedy and decay? Lives have been dedicated to Marilyn<span style="color: white;">Monroe's death, James Dean's final road trip, George Reeves going upstairs, followed by a gunshot. My explore of these has been casual by comparison, that also the case re William Desmond Taylor and who offed him. As fascinating</span> as that mystery's solution (which we still await) is folk born since who've applied more toward unravel than authorities in 1922 (see the remarkable <em><a href="http://www.taylorology.com/"><span style="color: yellow;">Taylorology</span></a></em>, with one hundred <span style="color: white;">online issues&nbsp;so far dissecting the forever mystery). What got forgot is collateral damaged Mary Miles Minter, she of tantalizing closeness to Mary Pickford's hot </span><span style="color: white;">light before Taylor-related scandal puffed it out. But wait, didn't Mary Miles&nbsp;do a brace of features <em>after</em> the director's murder and quit movies of her own volition? Evidence</span> suggests MMM withdrew to escape a monster Mom's clutch and finally seize life for herself. She'd even nix <em>The Covered Wagon</em>'s lead before departure (see Jesse L. Lasky's amusing account of that in memoir <em>I Blow My Own Horn</em>).</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bF7KmCEf-M/UiC0oWxFdnI/AAAAAAAAQJo/-cIClm-PBJ8/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bF7KmCEf-M/UiC0oWxFdnI/AAAAAAAAQJo/-cIClm-PBJ8/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="478" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">So Who Actually Signed This Photo? The <em>Evil Mother</em>, Of Course!</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZt1stcVOLM/UiC0vETs5fI/AAAAAAAAQJw/cCXZWEEif00/s1600/aaawatch8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZt1stcVOLM/UiC0vETs5fI/AAAAAAAAQJw/cCXZWEEif00/s640/aaawatch8.jpg" width="478" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Can't Get Enough Of Epic Weirdness Of A Vanished Era</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The real killing was of Mary's spirit by the possible, if not likely, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taylor</st1:place></st1:city>murderess who gave Juliet Reilly (later Mary Miles Minter) birth. Charlotte Shelby was by all account a fiend cloaked in sacrificial raiment who'd have a</span><span style="color: white;">fawning press know that she gave up all to guide her daughter through Hollywood thicket and&nbsp;toward glow of belovedness. What <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city> actually did was change Juliet's name to that of a girl several years dead in order to press pecuniary advantage, steal the millions Juliet/Mary made as result, and threaten with <em>death</em> men who'd despoil her gold-egg-bearing offspring. So did <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city> kill William Desmond Taylor for licking too near the flame that was Mary Miles Minter? I'd like to think so, as it's less fun assuming a drug dealing nobody committed the crime as averred by some. Shelby/Minter/Taylor's is among great <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place>horror stories, but happened so long ago (1922) as to make </span><span style="color: white;">latter-day dramatization&nbsp;less and&nbsp;less likely (observe flop of <em>The Cat's Meow</em>, 2001's recount of the 1924 Thomas Ince affair). Part of reason no one tackled <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taylor</st1:place></st1:city> during what was left of a Studio Era was linen still hung out and dirty. Like Paul Bern's later death and impact on survivor wife Jean Harlow, there was plenty suppressed, with lids&nbsp;nailed down tight.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JrMUdE_V77A/UiC0xfamjhI/AAAAAAAAQJ4/6YSXfHj09rk/s1600/aaawatch7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JrMUdE_V77A/UiC0xfamjhI/AAAAAAAAQJ4/6YSXfHj09rk/s640/aaawatch7.jpg" width="484" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WSR2tGB8-Fc/UiC0yydhxGI/AAAAAAAAQKA/GrED1aPeX8I/s1600/aaawatch6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WSR2tGB8-Fc/UiC0yydhxGI/AAAAAAAAQKA/GrED1aPeX8I/s640/aaawatch6.jpg" width="472" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Actor/Director James Kirkwood: He Seduced Mary,</span><br /><span style="color: yellow;">and Her Mother Threatened To <em>Kill</em> Him For It</span>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">What renewed GPS interest in Mary Miles Minter was chance find of the&nbsp;at top&nbsp;"news" article where she teens-told of how screen greatness was achieved, the whole thing a press-writ tissue of non-truth to celebrate Mary's eternal girlishness and</span> <span style="color: white;">sanctify <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>'s selfless motherhood. It's all bunk from a first whopper paragraph: <em>I became associated with the films after my mother had insisted for years that I should not do any such thing</em>. In fact, the opposite was true, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>pushing from the start with Mary in resist mode much of that time. Where's fun of being a film star if you're starved, as in <em>denial of food</em>, for all of fame's run? Mary's hate of movies was based largely on their taking meals off her table, and onto Charlotte and bitter sister Margaret's <em>(... older than I am and sort of mothers me</em>, was quote attributed to Mary, though truth was Margaret liked Mary about like Blanche Hudson liked Jane). Here's an article where content should be entirely reversed to get at something of truth, which, of course, is what I enjoy most about it. At least trade ads approached things as they were, as&nbsp;above in Metro's admit that Minter's contract was founded on motherly approval, that a necessity in any case where minors were hired. <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city> was still a small town then. Was it understood</span> <span style="color: white;">that <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>was a lethal party to trifle with?</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Never mind my meanderings and go forthwith to the wonderful </span><a href="http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/julietreilly.htm"><span style="color: yellow;">Looking For Mabel Normand</span></a> <span style="color: white;">website, where Marilyn Slater has written by far the best summary of Mary Miles Minter's life and career. Check out too the wealth of info and rare imagery elsewhere&nbsp;at this matchless address.</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Also there is Greenbriar's </span><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2006/06/monday-glamour-starter-mary-miles.html"><span style="color: yellow;">2006 Glamour Starter post</span></a> <span style="color: white;">on Mary Miles Minter.</span></span></span></span><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NDxyUS7XH2I/UiC0WBqqWGI/AAAAAAAAQJY/mCscoos9GdY/s1600/aaawatch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="470" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NDxyUS7XH2I/UiC0WBqqWGI/AAAAAAAAQJY/mCscoos9GdY/s640/aaawatch3.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Here's "Banana Oil"&nbsp;From The Silent Days That Don Lockwood Talked About ...</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><span style="color: red; font-size: large;">Never Mind MM, As In Monroe --- Give Me <em>MMM</em>, As In Mary Miles Minter</span><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ng4a_Cu4u4U/UiC0cFUGGjI/AAAAAAAAQJg/_u69mEkYpXA/s1600/aaawatch10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ng4a_Cu4u4U/UiC0cFUGGjI/AAAAAAAAQJg/_u69mEkYpXA/s640/aaawatch10.jpg" width="464" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">I'd Like Mary Pickford&nbsp;Better If She'd Looked More Like This</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">You can descend far ways down <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place>layering of lies, it being a matter of how deep interest goes. The above grabs me for longtime absorption in hardship life of Mary Miles Minter. She's more than tangential to (at least) three books and endless study on the foul-played death of</span> <span style="color: white;"><span style="color: white;">shape-shifting director William Desmond Taylor, whose own&nbsp;story, were it truly known, would challenge belief.</span> So what inspires endless peruse of <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city>'s underbelly, emphasis always on tragedy and decay? Lives have been dedicated to Marilyn<span style="color: white;">Monroe's death, James Dean's final road trip, George Reeves going upstairs, followed by a gunshot. My explore of these has been casual by comparison, that also the case re William Desmond Taylor and who offed him. As fascinating</span> as that mystery's solution (which we still await) is folk born since who've applied more toward unravel than authorities in 1922 (see the remarkable <em><a href="http://www.taylorology.com/"><span style="color: yellow;">Taylorology</span></a></em>, with one hundred <span style="color: white;">online issues&nbsp;so far dissecting the forever mystery). What got forgot is collateral damaged Mary Miles Minter, she of tantalizing closeness to Mary Pickford's hot </span><span style="color: white;">light before Taylor-related scandal puffed it out. But wait, didn't Mary Miles&nbsp;do a brace of features <em>after</em> the director's murder and quit movies of her own volition? Evidence</span> suggests MMM withdrew to escape a monster Mom's clutch and finally seize life for herself. She'd even nix <em>The Covered Wagon</em>'s lead before departure (see Jesse L. Lasky's amusing account of that in memoir <em>I Blow My Own Horn</em>).</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bF7KmCEf-M/UiC0oWxFdnI/AAAAAAAAQJo/-cIClm-PBJ8/s1600/aaawatch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--bF7KmCEf-M/UiC0oWxFdnI/AAAAAAAAQJo/-cIClm-PBJ8/s640/aaawatch1.jpg" width="478" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">So Who Actually Signed This Photo? The <em>Evil Mother</em>, Of Course!</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZt1stcVOLM/UiC0vETs5fI/AAAAAAAAQJw/cCXZWEEif00/s1600/aaawatch8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gZt1stcVOLM/UiC0vETs5fI/AAAAAAAAQJw/cCXZWEEif00/s640/aaawatch8.jpg" width="478" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Can't Get Enough Of Epic Weirdness Of A Vanished Era</span></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">The real killing was of Mary's spirit by the possible, if not likely, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taylor</st1:place></st1:city>murderess who gave Juliet Reilly (later Mary Miles Minter) birth. Charlotte Shelby was by all account a fiend cloaked in sacrificial raiment who'd have a</span><span style="color: white;">fawning press know that she gave up all to guide her daughter through Hollywood thicket and&nbsp;toward glow of belovedness. What <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city> actually did was change Juliet's name to that of a girl several years dead in order to press pecuniary advantage, steal the millions Juliet/Mary made as result, and threaten with <em>death</em> men who'd despoil her gold-egg-bearing offspring. So did <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city> kill William Desmond Taylor for licking too near the flame that was Mary Miles Minter? I'd like to think so, as it's less fun assuming a drug dealing nobody committed the crime as averred by some. Shelby/Minter/Taylor's is among great <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place>horror stories, but happened so long ago (1922) as to make </span><span style="color: white;">latter-day dramatization&nbsp;less and&nbsp;less likely (observe flop of <em>The Cat's Meow</em>, 2001's recount of the 1924 Thomas Ince affair). Part of reason no one tackled <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taylor</st1:place></st1:city> during what was left of a Studio Era was linen still hung out and dirty. Like Paul Bern's later death and impact on survivor wife Jean Harlow, there was plenty suppressed, with lids&nbsp;nailed down tight.</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JrMUdE_V77A/UiC0xfamjhI/AAAAAAAAQJ4/6YSXfHj09rk/s1600/aaawatch7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JrMUdE_V77A/UiC0xfamjhI/AAAAAAAAQJ4/6YSXfHj09rk/s640/aaawatch7.jpg" width="484" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WSR2tGB8-Fc/UiC0yydhxGI/AAAAAAAAQKA/GrED1aPeX8I/s1600/aaawatch6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WSR2tGB8-Fc/UiC0yydhxGI/AAAAAAAAQKA/GrED1aPeX8I/s640/aaawatch6.jpg" width="472" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: yellow;">Actor/Director James Kirkwood: He Seduced Mary,</span><br /><span style="color: yellow;">and Her Mother Threatened To <em>Kill</em> Him For It</span>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">What renewed GPS interest in Mary Miles Minter was chance find of the&nbsp;at top&nbsp;"news" article where she teens-told of how screen greatness was achieved, the whole thing a press-writ tissue of non-truth to celebrate Mary's eternal girlishness and</span> <span style="color: white;">sanctify <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>'s selfless motherhood. It's all bunk from a first whopper paragraph: <em>I became associated with the films after my mother had insisted for years that I should not do any such thing</em>. In fact, the opposite was true, <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>pushing from the start with Mary in resist mode much of that time. Where's fun of being a film star if you're starved, as in <em>denial of food</em>, for all of fame's run? Mary's hate of movies was based largely on their taking meals off her table, and onto Charlotte and bitter sister Margaret's <em>(... older than I am and sort of mothers me</em>, was quote attributed to Mary, though truth was Margaret liked Mary about like Blanche Hudson liked Jane). Here's an article where content should be entirely reversed to get at something of truth, which, of course, is what I enjoy most about it. At least trade ads approached things as they were, as&nbsp;above in Metro's admit that Minter's contract was founded on motherly approval, that a necessity in any case where minors were hired. <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place></st1:city> was still a small town then. Was it understood</span> <span style="color: white;">that <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Charlotte</st1:place></st1:city>was a lethal party to trifle with?</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Never mind my meanderings and go forthwith to the wonderful </span><a href="http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/julietreilly.htm"><span style="color: yellow;">Looking For Mabel Normand</span></a> <span style="color: white;">website, where Marilyn Slater has written by far the best summary of Mary Miles Minter's life and career. Check out too the wealth of info and rare imagery elsewhere&nbsp;at this matchless address.</span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-language: EN-US;"><span style="color: white;">Also there is Greenbriar's </span><a href="http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/2006/06/monday-glamour-starter-mary-miles.html"><span style="color: yellow;">2006 Glamour Starter post</span></a> <span style="color: white;">on Mary Miles Minter.</span></span></span></span><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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