The Moving Picture Girls

Laura Lee HOPE ( - )

Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work.

A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere tries acting in the moving pictures (which being silent, would not need him to speak at all) but Mr. DeVere considers that business to be common and cheap. However, when they receive an eviction notice, and local shops refuse to extend credit, Mr. DeVere may have no choice ... and where he goes, his daughters will follow.

Summary by Cori Samuel.

Genre(s): Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - An Unceremonious Departure Cori Samuel
00:12:06
Play 02 02 - Russ Dalwood Apologizes Cori Samuel
00:11:13
Play 03 03 - The Old Trouble Cori Samuel
00:15:22
Play 04 04 - Despondency Cori Samuel
00:12:26
Play 05 05 - Replaced Cori Samuel
00:09:43
Play 06 06 - A New Proposition Cori Samuel
00:10:27
Play 07 07 - Alice Changes Her Mind Cori Samuel
00:12:34
Play 08 08 - "Pay Your Rent, or——" Cori Samuel
00:09:35
Play 09 09 - Mr. DeVere Decides Cori Samuel
00:11:10
Play 10 10 - The Man in the Kitchen Cori Samuel
00:11:07
Play 11 11 - Russ is Worried Cori Samuel
00:12:07
Play 12 12 - The Photo Drama Cori Samuel
00:08:16
Play 13 13 - Mr. DeVere's Success Cori Samuel
00:13:12
Play 14 14 - An Emergency Cori Samuel
00:09:52
Play 15 15 - Jealousies Cori Samuel
00:09:12
Play 16 16 - The Moving Picture Girls Cori Samuel
00:13:07
Play 17 17 - A Promise Cori Samuel
00:09:54
Play 18 18 - A Hit Cori Samuel
00:13:44
Play 19 19 - A Bit of Outdoors Cori Samuel
00:13:21
Play 20 20 - Farmer Sandy Apgar Cori Samuel
00:09:13
Play 21 21 - Overheard Cori Samuel
00:09:29
Play 22 22 - The Warning Cori Samuel
00:09:14
Play 23 23 - The Missing Model Cori Samuel
00:10:38
Play 24 24 - The Pursuit Cori Samuel
00:08:23
Play 25 25 - The Capture Cori Samuel
00:09:26