Lionel Barrymore Mildred Harris MAN OF IRON Lantern Sld

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, "Chadwick Pictures Corporation presents Lionel Barrymore in A MAN OF IRON. A Romance of Loveless Marriage with an all star cast including Mildred Harris. Chadwick Pictures. Each Production an Achievement." It was filmed in . Lionel, ldest of the Barrymores. Did little theatre work. Began his film career in 1911 doing shorts for DW Griffith. Had a short stint as a director in the late 20's. For the last 15 years of his life was confined to a wheelchair but this did not stop him acting. He had a prolific career in parts written especially for him. Along with his film credits you can add, writer of both fiction and non-fiction and film director. He and his sister Ethel Barrymore were the first Oscar-winning brother and sister. He invented the boom microphone. Mildred Harris was 16 years old when she and Charles Chaplin wed; he was 29. She was the mother of Charles Chaplin's first child, a son named Norman Spencer. The baby, who was nicknamed "The Little Mouse," was born with severe disabilities and lived only three days. Following her split with Charles Chaplin, she went directly into an affair with the Prince of Wales. Slide is glass and size is 3 1/4" x 4

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