'25 Anna Q Nilsson Gold Rush WINDS CHANCE Lantern Slide

This is a magic lantern "coming attraction" slide projected on the screen of a theater during intermission to advertise a feature film which would be appearing soon. It reads, "Frank Lloyd presents WINDS OF CHANCE by Rex Beach with Anna Q. Nillson, Ben Lyon, Viola Dana, Victor McLaglen and a great supporting cast including Dorothy Sebastian, Hobart Bosworth, Claude Gillingwater, Tully Marshal, and John T. Murray. Personally directed by Fran Lloyd. A First National Picture. " It was filmed in 1925 in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada and was set in the turn of the century Gold Rush. Anna Quirentia Nilsson, popular; "Anna Q", who was born on March 30th, 1888 in Ystad, Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1905. The 5' 7" Nilsson used her blonde beauty to become a famous model for well-known fashion photographers and fine artists. 1907 she was chosen the most beautiful girl in the US and in 1911 she made her film debut in "Molly Pitcher". She was an overnight sensation, becoming a silent film superstar in the first decade of the 20th Century. 1914 she was chosen the most beautiful actress "in the world" and Photoplay magazine named her "the ideal American girl" in 1919. Nilsson appeared in movies cranked out by the top studios, including Goldwyn, Famous Players (Paramount), Metro and First National. Her movie career continued ... read more