Lillian Russell-Actress and Singer

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Kitty
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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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