Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

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Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by Kitty » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:06 pm

I was reading the Answers section of the May 1913 edition of Motion Picture Story Magazine, and this delightful information was there:
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And so, here on youtube, you can see footage of renowned actress and singer Lillian Russell IN COLOR! Kinemacolor, that is. This is a snippet of her moving in color, and also this is her singing on this clip. From 1913:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQSJKCkZ8sI
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Re: Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by donnie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm

Wow, that's fascinating! I didn't have any idea there was footage of her. I've been kind of fascinated by her ever since I saw (many years ago) the biography of her that was made in the 40's. It starred Alice Faye as Lillian, and was far enough back that it still had a few of the entertainers who had actually appeared with her early in the century.

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Re: Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by Kitty » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:37 pm

Interesting! I never knew about that. It's pretty fascinating to learn about this.

Edit: :lol: It's literally called Lillian Russell.
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Re: Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by donnie » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:37 pm

Was it? I’d forgotten the exact title. So original... :D

A pretty good movie, but not very accurate, I don’t believe—not surprising because so few of those Hollywood bios are. They’re more interested in a good story than the facts.

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Re: Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by BettyLouSpence » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 pm

That color footage of Lillian looks like an oil painting come to life.
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Re: Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

Post by Kitty » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:21 pm

BettyLouSpence wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 pm
That color footage of Lillian looks like an oil painting come to life.
Isn't it so amazing??
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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