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Mail Tribune 100

Aug. 14, 1916

CIVILIZATION'S CHILD AT THE PAGE TONIGHT

Thomas H. Ince, director-general of the Kay-Bee corner of Triangle, is chuckling mightily these days over his discovery of Anna Lehr, the new star who is playing in "Civilization's Child," a new feature from the pen of C. Gardner Sullivan, at the Page tonight and Tuesday.

He engaged her for leads when other producers passed her by with the proverbial "cold bright eye." She has succeeded beyond all expectations in being a first-class "register," with big melting gray eyes, loops of blonde hair and a tremulous mouth that betrays the slightest ripple of feeling within.

In this sense Anna Lehr has invested pictures with the eloquence that rightfully belongs to them — not the sound and intonation of voice, but the appeal to imagination which is infinitely more effective. Directors say they never have worked with an actress more keenly alive to the exigencies of a situation or more responsive to suggestion. Her transitions may be sudden when required by the occasion, but they always blend smoothly into one another.

Miss Lehr was born in Austria, but came to America when a child. Since then she has played on both sides of the water, supporting some of the leading actors of the day. She is young and of striking intellectual type.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

  • The collection of business books, which the library has received as a loan from the state library, will be here only until August 26. There are 40 or more books, dealing with publicity, salesmanship, accounting and other phases of business extension, and they are again called to the attention of any who may wish to consult them before they are sent away.
  • The library is anxious to have for its files four numbers of the Good Housekeeping magazine, January, February, March and April, 1916, which the publishers are unable to furnish. It will be much appreciated if someone who has the magazine can give these copies to the library.