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MOTION PICTURE NEWS. Absinthe going strong in America. The Imp drama Absinthe produced in I'nric, with Kin^ Baggot and Leah Baird in the principal roles, has met with phenomenal success n the U.S.A. I Anna Kellerman nearly Drowned. While acting in an Imp feattire off the coas-, of Bermuda, Miss Anna Kellerman, the world- famous champion lady swimmer, was nearly irowned, as the result of an accident in which die was hurt. Well. Famed Dancers Filmed. I In a one-reel film taken by the Victor Company, he well-famed modern dancers Sebastain and Alien, pose in a series of six exhibitions. This is 1 unique dance film and is attracting much ittention in America. 25 Dollars for a Name. The Company in which "Alkali Ike" (Mr.  Augustus Carney), recently engaged for Trans- I Atlantic productions, is now acting, has offered a prize of 2 5 dollars to the person sending the best [lame under which to feature this famous cowboy comedian. Director Brcnon's Son in Pictures. Director Brenon, the well-known Imp director, I who produced "hanhoe at Chepstow Castle, Mon., last year, has a seven year old son, Cyril, whom he intends to make a picture actor. Cyril has shown particular aptitude and will appear in :he new Imp production The Watch Dog." Florence Lawrence Bon-bons. As a fitting wind-up of the recent Convention of the Motion Picture Exhibitor's League of Oregon, a banquet was given in the Fountain ,on in Port l and. Covers Grille of the Hotel Oregon in Portland. Covers were laid for over 200 guests, and among the items on the bill of fare were Lamb Chops a la King Baggot Kerrigan Cranberry Sauce Rex Ice Cream Universal Cigars and Florence Lawrence Bon-bons. Scene from trie great Victor two-reel drama The Closed Doors," featuring the celebrated screen- actress Miss Florence Lawrence. It will be showing 1 at the Cinemas on and after February 9. S eeded Pictures. I I A:ir>ng manv fine pictures to be on the look out tor February may be mentioned the Powers | .o-.uedv "The Kid, in which a little "irl acts the lit:: r'')lc ",ith \Yoilderful art. The IOI Bison I > based on an old Highland legend, "Shon i I: Piper," The Daredevil Mountaineer," one of ihe mcst thrilling films produced, in which t'.vo motor cyclists drive with their machines from a :e!i embankment into a deep river; "Jewels of o icri.'ica beautiful symbolic picture by the :(r; Co.. am! the first Warren Kerrigan—Victor C, o.. -en I -Il i ctor Aree reel film which every enthusiast has been awaiting "The Restless Spirit." j'rancis does Brilliant Character Study. The finest bit of character acting seen on the screen in some time is that of Alec B. Francis as Coke Morgan in the Eclair three-reel drama, "The Case of Cherry Purcelle." As a brilliant, but hopeless wreck, addicted to the use of cocaine, he grins and holds strongly imagination. The sodden face, the lack-lustre eve, the dejected and iiojieless appearance of the s lave to the hideous habit, all of these Francis portrays with a startling naturalness and his sudden bursts of enthusiasm and ambition as the drug performs its insiduous work lend color to the delineation. It will be a short while before this is seen on this side of the I Atlantic. Rare Old Shawls inspire Play. _u- I ? -1 11 I When Edwin August, ot the rowers co., was in Ireland, he went to no little labour and expense in making a collection of antique shawls. For years he has kept them in the bottom of a cedar chest and had forgotten their existence until recently he unearthed them. Forthwith he wrote and has already produced a one-reel drama in which, the beautiful shawls play an important part. The story is entitled My Mother's Irish Shawls," and does with an old Irish woman and her son who have been years in making the collection. An unscrupulous firm in Paris needs the old woman's shawls to complete their collection. They steal the collection and the son traces them to Paris to a dealer in antiquities. The dealer is about to have the son arrested when the boy picks ui) an old chair with which to strike the dealer. A false bottom falls out of the chair and reveals the stolen shawls. > Mr. August plays the part of the son, and Mrs. May Benson that of his old mother. —————— ——— I

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