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

I’m the Cinnamon Bear With the Shoebutton Eyes…

I am having christmas fever recently,  specifically Cinnamon Bear fever. I simply can’t wait for the time when we will be talking about Paddy O’Cinnamon and the twins Jimmy and Judy Barton. November,  hurry up! “It’s summer still!” I hear you cry. “Don’t rush it!” And I suppose that perhaps you are right. The sooner … Continue reading I’m the Cinnamon Bear With the Shoebutton Eyes…

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

Hello, World!

Dearest Readers, It has been a long time since I have posted here. There is no real reason for it, besides writer’s block, perhaps, or the aching back, neck, and shoulders that was resulting in my reproduction of Our Darlings. It’s true, I was doing it the long way, and it was tiring. The tone of … Continue reading Hello, World!

Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog’s Adventure :: The Plank

The Lost Jemima Anne “That’s the very last stitch!” said  Janie briskly, and she cut off the thread with a snap of her bright scissors. “Now, Jemima Anne, put on your new outdoor clothes and come up the hill with me and meet Daddy!” “My dear!” said Mummie, ” it is far too wet under … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 7: The Lost Jemima Anne :: The Frog’s Adventure :: The Plank

Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

The Secret Horse “I’ll tell you a secret!” said Jimmy to Ivy, as they came out of school. Ivy was deeply interested. She and Jimmy walked with their heads close together. “I’ve got a horse – – – in a field – – – and I’ll take you on Saturday and give you a ride!” … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 6: The Secret Horse :: At the Dip of the Hill:: By the Skin of His Teeth

Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

This story is continued from a previous story My Own! My Own! A Comforting Aunt ” There they are!” said Bobbie. Yes, there they were! Grandma, and Aunties Lucy, Lil and Rachel and two children! ” Grace and Geoff!” cried Ivy, peeping over Bobbie’s head. The four woebegone dolls, just a bit less woebegone now they … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 5: A Comforting Aunt :: The Egg Party :: The Story Writer :: East and West

Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues

Miss Interference By Charles Herbert, Author of “Nellie’s Boarding School,” “Keeping His Secret,” “Doreen” &c. Chapter I. — continued. “Miss Interference“ Did Pearl keep her word? Yes! She rose and came down to breakfast and found the maids and her father full of the mystery of the stripped cherry – trees. The astounding fact that in some … Continue reading Our Darlings Day 4: Miss Interference Continues