Coffee With Jeff #114: Florence Lawrence

29 mins - Published Sun, Nov 27, 2016 by Jeff Kelley

In Hollywood, a name alone can attract a big paycheck. It wasn’t always that way. There was a time in the early days of filmmaking that the big studios wouldn’t allow the actors name to be known. They feared their actors becoming stars, because they knew the consequences. This changed with one person, a female actor named Florence Lawrence, who is credited at the first film star in America. She was know as “The Biograph Girl” and she made 300 films for various motion picture companies throughout her career.

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