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Queen of the Forty Thieves in Four Parts Featuring Denmark's Most Distinguished Actress Miss Dagny Tyson

Publication Date: 1914
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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8vo, brochure, 4 pp. A scarce early movie promotion describing the plot of a long-forgotten silent film starring a now also forgotten star. The convoluted plot, a swashbuckling melodrama, is described over four pages, with several stills of the movie, and one might infer that this was an early full length movie. The fact that there was a program such as this is also suggestive that this film was regarded as a prestige production. The movie played at the "Chaplin Theatre", formerly the Russel, which was probably in Cleveland, although no city address is given. The renaming of the theater surely marks the meteoric rise of Charlie Chaplin, who had become an overnight movie sensation just a few months earlier. (He entered a contract with Mark Sennett in late 1913 and his first release occurred in early 1914.) There is no copy of the movie at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Bookseller Inventory # 002289

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Title: Queen of the Forty Thieves in Four Parts ...

Publication Date: 1914

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