Portrait of Lady Anne
(One reel of
approximately 1,000 feet, July 23, 1912)
Print source: Library of Congress, 14 minutes 53 seconds.
Cast: Florence LaBadie (Lady Anne), Justice
D. Barnes (Lady Anne’s father in
1770), William Russell (rejected 1770 suitor), Carl LeViness (accepted
suitor in 1770), Harry Benham (her suitor in 1912).
Original music composed and performed by
In 1770, the beautiful Lady Anne in a jealous fit throws over her lover who
goes away to the war and is killed. Fast
forward to 1912 where a descendant of Lady Anne is entertaining and much the
A fantasy of
romance and jealousy across 200 years. Sets are, in 1912, becoming more
realistic, sometimes even layered (with glimpses into other rooms in the
background). Though still not willing to identify (much less promote) their
popular players, the theater-savvy Thanhousers were willing to hire the most
elaborate and picturesque costumes in New York City.
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