100 years ago today in Spokane: Actress Evelyn Brent featured in local film company’s first movie


The Washington Movement Image Corp. carried out its first day of capturing at its new studio in Minnehaha Park.

The Spokane Every day Chronicle ran a glamour shot of Evelyn Brent, forged as “the romance factor” within the studio’s first film.

“Miss Brent is a stupendous brunette, 19 years previous, single and introduced beneath her personal identify,” stated the Spokane Every day Chronicle. “She is a southern sort, born in Tampa and educated in a New York school; rides, swims, dances and drives and is for certain to take pleasure in her western expertise.”

She started as a stage actress and had been making films since she was 17, She then “gained stardom with fast strides.”

From the labor beat: Farmers had been complaining a few wartime manpower scarcity, however in the meantime, stated the Chronicle, “greater than 500 males are idle within the pool rooms and on the streets of Spokane.”

The town labor agent expressed his frustration with the scenario. He stated, “These males are almost all able to taking one of many many roles within the metropolis. Despite the tempting wages and improved working circumstances, these males persist in remaining on the town and turning down probabilities to earn good cash.”



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