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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, and Silents on the Islands


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Happy Birthdate, Ruth Roland!

August 26 marks the birthdate of Ruth Roland in 1892. She appeared in more than 200 movies. Although she is best known for her roles in cliff-hanger serials, in 1914 she starred in a one-reel slapstick comedy filmed by the Kalem Company in Montecito, California called The Slavery of Foxicus.


Roland plays a young woman in Ancient Rome who is in love with a penniless poet named Foxicus. (Maybe the name is supposed to be a tip-off that he is smarter than he looks, or something.)

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