Monday, March 11, 2013

Scenes from a lost movie.

Anne Shirley Wikipedia Page
The photograph on the right, from the Museum's Martha Fritch Pilger collection, depicts the young actress best known as Anne Shirley, a name she took from the "Anne of Green Gables" movies in which she later starred.

Her real name was Dawn Evelyeen Paris, though in this movie, "The Man Who Fights Alone", she was billed as Dawn O'Day.

This silent movie, which is now lost, was shot here in the San Lorenzo Valley, around Ben Lomond.

Pictured to the left, with leading actor William Farnum's chair, is Boulder Creek resident Amedro Piccioni. Piccioni had opened an Italian boarding house in 1914, on Big Basin Way.

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