Howard Missimer

Howard Missimer was born on November 17, 1867 and died November 19, 1917, just five years after this interview was published. He is buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Motion Picture Studio Directory and Trade Annual describes Howard Missimer as being 5′ 10″ and weighing 140 pounds, having gray hair and blue eyes. Howard … Continue reading Howard Missimer

Edwin August

Edwin August was born (let me take a deep breath before saying this) Edwin August Philip Von der Butz on November 10, 1883 in St. Louis Missouri, and died on March 4th, 1964. His mother was Sarah Mykins, and his father’s name was August Butz. Edwin August was one of the players of the legitimate stage … Continue reading Edwin August

Vedah Bertram

Born December 4th, 1891 in Boston Massachusetts, Adele Buck, who became known to the motion picture public as Vedah Bertram, was¬†one of the most promising rising stars of 1912.¬†According to all reports, this lady was extremely likeable, and always got rave reviews in the films she acted in. She was loved especially by the reporters … Continue reading Vedah Bertram

Maurice Costello

Maurice Costello, where to start? There are a lots of interesting facts about this guy, the one they called Dimples! Maurice George Costello was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1877. His parents are commonly regarded as Irish immigrants, but in the interview featured today, he specifies that his father is Spanish-Irish. Tangent: I … Continue reading Maurice Costello

Florence Lawrence

For the first interview in this series, it is very fitting that we will be looking toward the very first “movie star”, Florence Lawrence! I say “very first”, because she really was, the very first named movie star! “What?” you ask. “Does this mean that people didn’t have names back then?” The answer is, no, … Continue reading Florence Lawrence