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Munsey's Magazine - Lillian Gish is Anna Moore in Way Down East

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Munsey's Magazine - Lillian Gish is Anna Moore in Way Down East

“Max Reinhardt” (“Stigmata”; The Film that was never made)

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“Max Reinhardt” (“Stigmata”; The Film that was never made) “I did not meet Reinhardt until he was in California, with ‘The Miracle.’ With Rudolph Kommer and Karl von Mueller he came out to our Santa Monica house, for luncheon. Before luncheon we went to the studio and ran, I think, ‘Broken Blossoms.’ Then, in the afternoon, ‘La Boheme’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter.’ They seemed to please him. He spoke no English, and I spoke no German, at the time. Kommer served as interpreter. It was then that Reinhardt suggested that we might work together. He had never made a picture, but was eager to try. He had spent thirty-five years in the theatre, and was tired of it. He had theatres in Berlin and Vienna, the finest in Europe.” From Kansas City, Reinhardt and Kommer telegraphed: Once more we want to thank you for that most fascinating Sunday you gave us. We greet you as the supreme emotional actress of the screen and hope fervently that the near future will bring us in closer contact on the stage …