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Clara Kimball Young
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld May 21, 2010

Clara Kimball Young.
“America's First First Lady of the Screen”

“At one time, Clara Kimball Young was the most popular movie star in America. In 1914 she polled ahead of Mary Pickford, and was the first film star to have her name in lights on Broadway. She was so well known that her name continued to be recognized for decades after her last starring films. Yet she is little regarded by film aficionados today, though most of her existing films are readily available. Unfortunately, even those films represent but a small portion of her work, and all of the films from the middle of her career, 1916 (except for a fragment) to 1918, are lost.”
© Greta de Groat

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