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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Behind the Scenes at the "Flying A," Silents on the Islands, Way Back When: SB in 1924


Image: Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, Betsy J. Green, 2022

Happy Birthdate, Grace Darmond!


Silent film actress Grace Darmond was born on November 20, 1898, in Canada. She made nearly 50 movies in the silent and sound eras. In 1918, she costarred in the Vitagraph production of A Diplomatic Mission. Some scenes were filmed at a million-dollar mansion in Montecito, California.


The movie was made while the United States was involved in World War I. "The story concerns the activities of a Yankee in settling an uprising of South Sea Island natives. He does it for the love of duty and for the love of a girl." – Motion Picture News, October 5, 1918

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