Colleen Moore
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Colleen Moore
Colleen Moore was an American film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent film era.
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All Governments are good? - Sri Lanka Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
When I joined the University of NSW, my main referee was Ms Colleen Moore – then Director of Government Information & Advertising. Each time I said I was leaving – Colleen got very upset and sometimes was in tears. I think I had to leave despite that
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Moore/Turner beat defending champs Meeker/Barley in Oneida tennis tourney - Oneida Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
“Every time it's Meeker-Turner it goes three sets,” Turner said after he teamed with Whitesboro senior Colleen Moore to win 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5. “Singles, doubles, it's always a close affair.” Indeed. All three sets could have gone the other way
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Two teams advance in tennis tourney - Oneida Dispatch
Google News - over 5 years
... Paul Froass and Meghan Olson play John and Connie Froass, three-time defending champions Chris Meeker and Hannah Barley face Pat Froass and Victoria Griffith and Josh Turner and Colleen Moore play Brian Wilbur and Charlotta Wilbur
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Ten teams in Oneida's mixed doubles tennis tourney - Oneida Dispatch
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The other quarterfinal finds Josh Turner and Colleen Moore playing Brian Wilbur and Charlatta Wilbur at 8 am at Vets. The semifinals are scheduled to be played at Allen Park at 10:30 am with the title match at the same site at 1 pm Sunday is the
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Meg Loncharic: Playhouse songfest a delight for all - GoErie.com
Google News - over 5 years
Committee members include Colleen Moore, Colleen Stumpf, Jody Farrell, Lisa Shade, Jodie Gloeckler Camillo. Rebecca Styn and Adiutori. Tickets are $40 and support Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. For more information, call Allison Burns at (800)
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McNett fastest in 36th annual Megunticook Lake Race - knox.VillageSoup.com
Google News - over 5 years
Open canoe mixed two people — 1, Dwight Blease, Bowdoinham, and Colleen Moore, Topsham, 46:52. Kayak men's racing — 1, McNett, Topsham, 41:05; 2, Andrew Scott Cooper, New Harbor, 47:27; 3, Bruce Weik, Freedom, 47:34; 4, Dan Baument, Levant, 49:45; 5,
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Fit for a (very small) princess: The fairy tale dolls' castle worth half a ... - Daily Mail
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It was owned by the silent movie actress Colleen Moore who built it in 1928 with help from set designer Horace Jackson. Once it was finished, the house toured around the United States before it was featured as an exhibit at the Museum of Science and
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TOMS Founder Distances Company From Focus on the Family - Christian Post
Google News - over 5 years
“I was getting ready to order myself and my daughter our second pairs of TOMS shoes, but I cannot, in good conscience, do so given this information,” wrote a commenter, identified as Colleen Moore, on the Change.org petition webpage
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Fairy Castle Dollhouse, il castello delle bambole più costoso al mondo - Lussuosissimo
Google News - over 5 years
Si chiama Fairy Castle Dollhouse fa parte della collezione di Colleen Moore, un attrice famosa all'epoca del muto, appassionata per le opere d'arte in miniatura. La casa delle bambole è esposta al Museo dell'Industria e delle Scienze di Chicago ed è un
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500mila dollari per la casa delle bambole più costosa al mondo - NanoPress
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Il Fairy Castle Dollhouse fa parte della collezione di Colleen Moore, attrice famosa all'epoca del muto, che aveva una vera passione per le opere d'arte in miniatura. Ora la casa delle bambole è esposta al Museo dell'Industria e delle Scienze di
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La casa delle bambole extralusso di Colleen Moore (coi contributi di Walt ... - Toysblog.it (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Mental Floss dedica un articolo alla favolosa dollhouse di Colleen Moore, attrice del cinema muto vissuta all'inizio del 20esimo secolo. La Moore ha speso 500mila dollari per costruire una casa extralusso per la sua collezione di bambole
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Something from nothing - Lincoln Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Colleen Moore, director of Christian Child Care, said creating art with items like paper towel rolls helps achild's brain express its creativity. “The process opens up a whole range of skills. Whether that be creativity, problem solving, esthetics and
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Community snapshots - Memphis Commercial Appeal
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The 96 Lady Lobos Amanda Graves (front from left), Megan Morrison, Katelyn Shaner, Kaitlyn Hoover, Morgan Mundy, Ann Olivia Spragins, Alexandria Scott, Tony Bridges (back), Bethany Holland, Colleen Moore, Chloe Bridges, Natalie Stetson, Abby McVay,
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Monroe's movie houses - Walton Tribune
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The big stars of that time were Colleen Moore, Theta Bara, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, William S. Hart and Al Jolson. “Mr. Nowell sold the Cherokee in December 1939 to the late JW Peck who was formerly with Warner Brothers Pictures
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Come enjoy concerts at the Somerville courthouse - Hartselle Enquirer
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A big hello goes out to Doris Powers, Wanda Taylor, Colleen Moore and Ramon and Linda Frazier this week. Happy first anniversary wishes go out to my daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Tommy Hayes. Get-well wishes go out to Janice Whisante who broke
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Beyond the Books announces grants - Bloomington Pantagraph
Google News - over 5 years
... Sheridan Elementary, Kristi Sutter; $300, Bloomington High, Becky Frangella; $265, Glenn-Fairview elementaries, Colleen Moore; $1875, Fairview, Lisa O'Dell; $588, Sugar Creek Elementary, Karen Showalter; $300, Fox Creek Elementary, Stephanie Banks;
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Comedy about nuns is now on stage in Freeport - Times Record
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FREEPORT — “Late Nite Catechism” will be performed through June 12, Tuesdays through Sundays, at Freeport factory Stage, 5 Depot St. The production features Colleen Moore, who played the role of Sister in New York as well as on the national tour
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DISTRICT 1 TRACK: Methacton's Leszcynski wins javelin - The Mercury
Google News - almost 6 years
The Bears quartet included Megan Saxon, Colleen Moore, Michelle Seymour and Marella Angello, who won the PAC-10 title at Perkiomen Valley last weekend with a 9:42.93. Methacton came in second at 9:47.77. Phoenixville's 4x400 relay qualified for the
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Meg Loncharic: Party raises funds for a good cause - GoErie.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Nominators: Colleen Moore Mezler, Robin Scheppner and Barbara Ward. - Debra Thompson, president of Strategy Solutions. Nominator: Rachel Rudd. The honoree in 2010, Linda Stevenson, senior vice president of women's business development at PNC Bank,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Colleen Moore
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 88
    On January 25, 1988, Moore died from cancer in Paso Robles, California, aged 88.
    More Details Hide Details For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Colleen Moore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1551 Vine Street. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of her: "I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble."
  • 1982
    Age 82
    In 1982, Moore married her final husband, builder Paul Maginot.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 36
    Moore's third marriage was to Homer Hargrave, whom she married in 1936; he provided funding for her dollhouse and she adopted his son, Homer Hargrave, Jr.. They remained married until Hargrave's death in 1965.
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  • 1934
    Age 34
    Her last film was a version of The Scarlet Letter in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details She later married the widower Homer Hargrave and raised his children (she never had children of her own) from a previous marriage, with whom she maintained a lifelong close relationship. Throughout her life she also maintained close friendships with other colleagues from the silent film era, such as King Vidor and Mary Pickford. In the 1960s, Moore formed a television production company with King Vidor with whom she had worked in the 1920s. She also published two books in the late 1960s, her autobiography Silent Star: Colleen Moore Talks About Her Hollywood (1968) and How Women Can Make Money in the Stock Market (1969). She also figures prominently alongside of King Vidor in Sidney D. Kirkpatrick's book, A Cast of Killers, which recounts Vidor's attempt to make a film of and solve the murder of William Desmond Taylor. In that book, she is recalled as having been a successful real estate broker in Chicago and partner in the investment firm Merrill Lynch after her film career.
    In 1934, Moore, by then divorced from Albert Parker Scott, returned to work in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in three films, none of which was successful, and Moore retired.
  • 1932
    Age 32
    In 1932, Moore married stockbroker Albert P. Scott. This union ended in divorce in 1934.
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  • 1930
    Age 30
    After divorcing McCormick in 1930, Moore married prominent New York-based stockbroker Albert Parker Scott in 1932.
    More Details Hide Details The couple lived at that time in a lavish home in Bel Air, where they hosted parties for and were supporters of the U.S. Olympic team, especially the yachting team, during the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1929
    Age 29
    With the advent of talking pictures in 1929, Moore took a hiatus from acting.
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  • 1928
    Age 28
    In 1928, inspired by her father and with help from her former set designer, a dollhouse was constructed by her father, which was 9 feet square with the tallest tower 12 feet high.
    More Details Hide Details The interior of The Colleen Moore Dollhouse, designed by Harold Grieve, features miniature bear skin rugs and detailed furniture and art. Moore's dollhouse has been a featured exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois since the early 1950s, where, according to the museum it is seen by 1.5 million people each year and would be worth $7 million. Moore continued working on it, and contributing artifacts to it, until her death. This dollhouse was the eighth dollhouse Moore owned. The first dollhouse, she wrote in her autobiography Silent Star (1968), evolved from a cabinet that held her collection of miniature furniture. It was supposedly built from a cigar box. Kitty Lorgnette wrote in the Saturday, August 13, 1938 edition of The Evening News (Tampa) that the first dollhouse was purchased by Oraleze O'Brien (Mrs. Frank J. Knight) in 1916 when Moore (then Kathleen) left Tampa. Oraleze was too big for dollhouses, however, and she sold it again after her cat had kittens in it, and from there she lost track of it. The third house was possibly given to the daughter of Moore's good friend, author Adela Rogers St. Johns. The fourth survives and remains on display in the living room of a relative.
  • 1927
    Age 27
    In 1927 Moore split from her studio after her husband suddenly quit.
    More Details Hide Details It is rumored that John McCormick was about to be fired for his drinking, and that she left as a means of leveraging her husband back into a position at First National. It worked, and McCormick found himself as Moore's sole producer. Moore's popularity allowed her productions to become very large and lavish. Lilac Time was one of the bigger productions of the era, a World War One drama. A million dollar film, it made back every penny spent within months. Prior to the release of Lilac Time, Warner Bros. had taken control of First National, and were less than interested in maintaining the terms of her contract until the numbers started to roll in for Lilac Time. The film was such a hit that Moore managed to retain generous terms in her next contract and her husband John as her producer.
  • 1925
    Age 25
    In December, First National purchased the rights to Desert Flower, and in so doing had mapped out Moore's schedule for 1925: Sally, would be filmed first, followed by The Desert Flower.
    More Details Hide Details By the late 1920s, she had accomplished dramatic roles in films such as So Big, where Moore aged through a stretch of decades and was also well received in light comedies such as Irene. An overseas tour was planned to coincide with the release of So Big in Europe, and Moore saw the tour as her first real opportunity to spend time with her husband John McCormick. Both she and John McCormick were dedicated to their careers, and their hectic schedules had kept them from spending any quality time together. Moore wanted a family; it was one of her goals. Plans for the trip were put in jeopardy when she injured her neck while filming The Desert Flower. Her injury forced the production to shut down while Moore spent six weeks in a body cast in bed. Once out of the cast, she completed the film and left for Europe on a triumphal tour. When she returned, she negotiated a new contract with First National. Her films had been great hits, and so her terms were very generous. Her first film upon her return to the States was We Moderns, set in England with location work done in London during the tour. It was a comedy, essentially a retelling of Flaming Youth from an English perspective. This was followed by Irene (another musical in the style of the very popular Sally) and Ella Cinders, a straight comedy that featured a cameo appearance by comedian Harry Langdon.
  • 1924
    Age 24
    In spring 1924 she made a good, but unsuccessful effort to top Bow in The Perfect Flapper, and soon after she dismissed the whole flapper vogue; "No more flappers people are tired of soda-pop love affairs".
    More Details Hide Details Decades later Moore stated Bow was her "chief rival". Through the Dark, originally shot under the name Daughter of Mother McGinn was released during the height of the Flaming Youth furor in January 1924. Three weeks later, Painted People was released. After that, she was to star in Counterfeit. The film went through a number of title changes before being released as Flirting with Love in August. In October, First National purchased the rights to Sally for Moore's next film. It would be a challenge, as Sally was a musical comedy.
  • 1923
    Age 23
    Moore was married four times. Her first marriage was to John McCormick of First National Studios. They married in 1923 and divorced in 1930.
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    Moore and John McCormick married while Flaming Youth was still in production, and just before the release of The Savage. When it was finally released in 1923, Flaming Youth, in which she starred opposite actor Milton Sills was a hit.
    More Details Hide Details The controversial story put Moore in focus as a flapper but after Clara Bow took the stage in Black Oxen in December, she gradually lost her momentum.
  • 1922
    Age 22
    The film it framed was a spoof on films of the time. 1922 proved to be an eventful year for Moore as she was named a WAMPAS Baby Star during a "frolic" at the Ambassador Hotel which became an annual event, in recognition of her growing popularity.
    More Details Hide Details In early 1922, Come On Over was released, made from a Rupert Hughes story and directed by Alfred E. Green. Hughes directed Moore himself in The Wallflower, released that same year. In addition, Neilan introduced her to John McCormick, a publicist who had had his eye on Moore ever since he had first seen her photograph. He had prodded Marshall into an introduction. The two hit it off, and before long they were engaged. By the end of that year three more of her films were released: Forsaking All Others, The Ninety and Nine, and Broken Chains. Look Your Best and The Nth Commandment were released in early 1923, followed by two Cosmopolitan Productions, The Nth Commandment and Through the Dark. By this time, Moore had publicly confirmed her engagement to McCormick, a fact that she had been coy about to the press previously. Before mid-year, she had signed a contract with First National Pictures, and her first two films were slated to be The Huntress and Flaming Youth. Slippy McGee came out in June, followed by Broken Hearts of Broadway.
  • 1921
    Age 21
    In October 1921, His Nibs was released, her only film to be released that year besides The Sky Pilot.
    More Details Hide Details In His Nibs, Moore actually appeared in a film within the film; the framing film was a comedy vehicle for Chic Sales.
    For all his efforts to win Moore away from Christie, it seems Neilan loaned Moore to other studios most of the time. He loaned her out to King Vidor for The Sky Pilot, released in May 1921, yet another Western.
    More Details Hide Details After working on The Sky Pilot on location in the snows of Truckee, she was off to Catalina Island for work on The Lotus Eater with John Barrymore.
  • 1920
    Age 20
    He was successful and made Dinty with Moore, releasing near the end of 1920, followed by When Dawn Came.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1919
    Age 19
    Once again Moore found herself unemployed, but she had begun to make a name for herself by 1919.
    More Details Hide Details She had a series of films lined up. She went to Flagstaff, Arizona for location work on The Wilderness Trail, another western, this time with Tom Mix. Her mother went along as chaperone. Moore wrote that while she had a crush on Mix, he only had eyes for her mother. The Wilderness Trail was a Fox Film Corporation production, and while it had started production earlier, it would not be released until after The Busher, which was released on May 18. The Busher was an H. Ince Productions-Famous Players-Lasky production; it was a baseball film wherein the hero was played by John Gilbert. The Wilderness Trail followed on July 6, another Fox film. A few weeks later, The Man in the Moonlight, a Universal Film Manufacturing Company film was released on July 28. The Egg Crate Wallop was a Famous Players-Lasky production released by Paramount Pictures on September 28.
  • 1917
    Age 17
    One story has it she had gotten into the Essanay studios and waited in line to be an extra with Helen Ferguson: in an interview with Kevin Brownlow many years later, Ferguson told a story that substantially confirmed many details of the claim, though it is not certain if she was referring to Moore's stints as a background extra (if she really was one) or to her film test there prior to her departure for Hollywood in November 1917.
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    On May 3, 1917, the Chicago Daily Tribune said: "Colleen Moore contributes some remarkable bits of acting.
    More Details Hide Details She is very sweet as she goes trustingly to her bandit hero, and, O, so pitiful, when finally realizing the character of the man, she goes into an hysteria of terror, and, shrieking 'Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!' beats futilely on a bolted door, a panic stricken little human animal, who had not known before that there was aught but kindness in the world." About the time her first six-month contract was extended an additional six months, she requested and received a five weeks release to do a film for Universal's Bluebird division, released under the name The Savage. This was her fourth film, and she was only needed for two weeks. Upon her return to the Fine Arts lot, she spent several weeks trying to get her pay for the three weeks she had been available for work for Triangle (finally getting her pay in December of that year).
    Moore made her first credited film appearance in 1917 in The Bad Boy for Triangle Fine Arts, and for the next few years appeared in small, supporting roles gradually attracting the attention of the public.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Age 7
    The film’s scenario was written by Wilfred Lucas from a story by Al Jennings, the famous outlaw who had been freed from jail by presidential pardon by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.
    More Details Hide Details Monte Blue was in the cast and noticed Moore could not mount her horse, though horseback riding was required for the part (during casting for the part she neglected to mention she did not know how to ride.) Blue gave her a quick lesson essentially consisting of how to mount the horse and how to hold on.
  • 1899
    Born
    Born Kathleen Morrison on August 19, 1899 (according to the bulk of the official records; the date which she insisted was correct in her autobiography Silent Star, was 1902) in Port Huron, Michigan, Moore was the eldest child of Charles R. and Agnes Kelly Morrison.
    More Details Hide Details The family remained in Port Huron during the early years of Moore's life, at first living with her grandmother Mary Kelly (often spelled Kelley) and then with at least one of Moore's aunts. By 1905 the family moved to Hillsdale, Michigan where they remained for over two years. They relocated to Atlanta, Georgia by 1908. They are listed at three different addresses during their stay in Atlanta (From the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library city directories): 301 Capitol Avenue −1908; 41 Linden Avenue – 1909; 240 N. Jackson Street – 1910. They then lived briefly — probably less than a year — in Warren, Pennsylvania, and by 1911 they had settled in Tampa, Florida. At age 15 she was taking her first step in Hollywood. Her uncle arranged a screen test with director D.W. Griffith. She wanted to be a second Lillian Gish but instead she found herself playing heroines in Westerns with stars such as Tom Mix.
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