Wallace Reid
American actor
Wallace Reid
Wallace Reid was an actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover".
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Will HBO Arbuckle Bio Tell the Truth About Early Hollywood? - AVN News (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Consider, for instance, the case of Wallace Reid, the single most popular star of the early '20s—and a major alcoholic. While filming Valley of the Giants in 1919, he was involved in a train wreck that left him with such excruciating injuries that he
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Going UPTOWN in Historic Downtown Duluth - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Along with fyi Duluth design studio, Sassy Girl Design, Church Ladies, Interiors by Designe, Natures Elegance, Wallace Reid Portraiture, Duluth Art Gallery, Accessorize Again, New Dawn Theater, Boudreaux's Cajun Seafood, and the film/tv production
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'Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story' - LA Canyon News
Google News - over 5 years
BEVERLY HILLS—When Hollywood historian and acclaimed author David M. Menefee wrote “Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story,” I knew that it would be a page-turner. Not only was Reid one of the most celebrated stars of the early 20th century, but Menefee
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WB man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of child - West Branch Times
Google News - over 5 years
Wallace Reid Williams Jr., 41, of West Branch pleaded guilty on May 20 to sexual abuse of a girl in Linn County and was sentenced June 2 to 10 years in prison. In Linn County, he was accused in February 2010 of abusing the same girl from when she was 6
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A bet on Edwards' likeability - News & Observer
Google News - over 5 years
The N&O and other publications have thoroughly documented that his father, Wallace Reid Edwards, rose to become plant manager and eventually started his own textile consulting firm. Though John Edwards was demonstrably in the middle class while growing
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“¿Está enterrado ahí un tal Dashiell Hammett?” - 20minutos.es
Google News - almost 6 years
Su abuela materna está fascinada con el chico (“te pareces a Wallace Reid“, la estrella de cine, le decía). Es ella quien le busca trabajo, en 1915, en la agencia de detectives Pinkerton. “Nunca dormimos”, era el lema. Dash, alto, apuesto, despierto,
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 6 years
Movies Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'Ahead of Time' (No rating, 1:13, in English and Hebrew) The career of Ruth Gruber -- reporter, photographer, civil servant, memoirist, humanitarian and riveting
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CRITIC'S CHOICE; Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 9 years
THE LIVING END Remixed and Remastered When Gregg Araki's film ''The Living End'' was released in 1992, it was classified, along with Tom Kalin's ''Swoon'' and Todd Haynes's ''Poison,'' as part of a movement called the New Queer Cinema. This generation of filmmakers used humor, violence and an aggressive formalism to break with the traditional tone
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You'll Work in This Town Again
NYTimes - about 10 years
GOD bless Mel Gibson. Of course, the deity doing the blessing is less likely to be Yahweh than Gukumatz, traditional Toltec god of culture, agriculture and opening weekend grosses. By now the miracles have been quantified. ''Apocalypto,'' when it opened, promptly took the top box office spot with $15 million. Plus -- what are the odds? -- his
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FILM: DIRECTOR'S CUT; The Burning House, and Other Tales From the Van
NYTimes - over 16 years
THE old film story has a crew shooting a car on top of a mountain. It is the ''magic hour'' shot, which is to say, sunset. The shot is set up when the location manager says, ''This spot is good, but the spot 100 yards away is superb.'' Everyone schleps over, and there, on a promontory, is the most magnificent view in the world -- the valley
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STRAIGHT TO VIDEO
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Other new titles of interest, some of which may have had a theater release, appeared on television or been on videocassette in earlier editions. THE UNPLEASANTNESS AT THE BELLONA CLUB. Who died first -- General Fentiman or his rich sister, Lady Dorland? It's another case for Lord Peter Wimsey (Ian Carmichael) of the BBC and 70's ''Masterpiece
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HOLIDAY FILMS: STAGECRAFT; Theater Steps In As an Antidote To the Jar Jars
NYTimes - over 17 years
AT moments of crisis, the movies have traditionally turned to their older brother for help. And by and large, the theater has answered the call. The crisis today, as movies enter their second century, lies in the draining away of one of the principal qualities that make the medium what it is -- its special, intimate relationship with the physical
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Kosher Kitty Kelly and Friends
NYTimes - about 26 years
BEHIND THE MASK OF INNOCENCE By Kevin Brownlow. Illustrated. 579 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $50. KEVIN BROWNLOW started collecting prints of silent films at the age of 11 and shot his own first film in 1952, at the age of 14. He has subsequently devoted decades to directing, producing and editing pictures, especially documentaries, and to
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Books of The Times; Who Killed Director? Was There a Cover-Up?
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: A Deed of Death The Story Behind the Unsolved Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor By Robert Giroux Illustrated. 275 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $19.95. A Deed of Death The Story Behind the Unsolved Murder of Hollywood Director William Desmond Taylor By Robert Giroux Illustrated. 275 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $19.95. On the evening
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WHEN IT COMES TO DRUGS, BEWARE THE CENSOR'S FIX
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: ''TOO OFTEN,'' SAID President Reagan, ''drug use is still shown in a positive, upbeat way on our screens.'' ''TOO OFTEN,'' SAID President Reagan, ''drug use is still shown in a positive, upbeat way on our screens.'' The time was last month. The place was Chattanooga, Tenn. The occasion was a speech before graduating high school seniors on the
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Frankie Andrews Wed In Greenwich to Doctor
NYTimes - over 34 years
The marriage of Frankie Ann Andrews to Dr. Dickerman Hollister Jr. took place yesterday at the home of the bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hollister, in Greenwich, Conn. The Rev. Eloise E. Lester of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Atlanta performed the ceremony. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Reid Andrews Jr. of Edison, Ga., is a
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John Baker, Tegan Reid To Be Wed
NYTimes - over 34 years
The engagement of Tegan Surfleet Reid to John Coalter Baker has been announced by Harriet Webb White of South Kent, Conn., and Alfred R. White of Kent, Conn., mother and stepfather of the future bride. Her fiance is a son of James A. Baker 3d, chief of staff at the White House, and Mrs. Baker of Washington. The wedding is planned for Dec. 18 at St.
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THE OPERA'S FIRST SUPERSTAR
NYTimes - almost 35 years
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Page is classical/new music editor for The Soho News and host of an afternoon music program on WNYC-FM. By TIM PAGE Much of my 10th year I spent hours lost in the antique sounds of old opera recordings, fascinated by the tinny orchestras and caricatures of voices from long
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Wallace Reid
    THIRTIES
  • 1923
    Age 31
    Died on January 18, 1923.
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  • 1922
    Age 30
    One of his auto racing films, Across the Continent (1922), was chosen as the opening night film for San Francisco's Castro Theatre, which opened 22 June 1922.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1917
    Age 25
    She and Reid had two children: a son, Wallace Reid, Jr., born in 1917; and a daughter, Betty Mummert, whom they adopted in 1922 at age three.
    More Details Hide Details Reid's widow never remarried. Wallace Reid's contribution to the motion-picture industry has been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Reid's name is mentioned by William Holden in Sunset Boulevard, a film in which Gloria Swanson, one of Reid's original costars, appeared as a forgotten silent film star. In Ken Russell's 1977 film Valentino Reid is portrayed briefly and inaccurately as a bicycle riding childish movie star and is made up to look like a cross between the character he played in Clarence, Harold Lloyd and the comic actors Jimmie Adams and Churchill Ross. In the 1980 documentary, Hollywood episode "Single Beds and Double Standards", Reid's story is recalled by those silent survivors who worked with him i.e.: Gloria Swanson, Karl Brown, Henry Hathaway and stuntman Bob Rose. In 2007 a biography Wallace Reid: Life and Death of a Hollywood Idol by author E. J. Fleming appeared, the first since his mothers personal recollections after Reids death. In 2011, his official biography, Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story by David W. Menefee (Foreword by Robert Osborne), was sanctioned by Reid's surviving relatives and published by BearManor Media. http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&filter_name=wally&product_id=386 The biography was submitted for a 2011 Pulitzer Prize.
  • 1913
    Age 21
    Wallace Reid appeared in several films with his father and, as his career in film flourished, he was soon acting and directing with and for early film mogul Allan Dwan. In 1913, while at Universal Pictures, Reid met and married actress Dorothy Davenport (1895–1977).
    More Details Hide Details He was featured in Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916), both directed by D.W. Griffith, and starred opposite leading ladies such as Florence Turner, Gloria Swanson, Lillian Gish, Elsie Ferguson, and Geraldine Farrar en route to becoming one of Hollywood's major heartthrobs. Already involved with the creation of more than 100 motion picture shorts, Reid was signed by producer Jesse L. Lasky and would star in another sixty plus films for Lasky's Famous Players film company, later Paramount Pictures. Frequently paired with actress Ann Little, his action hero role as the dashing race car driver drew young girls and older women alike to theaters to see his daredevil auto thrillers such as The Roaring Road (1919), Double Speed (1920), Excuse My Dust (1920), and Too Much Speed (1921).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1910
    Age 18
    Reid was drawn to the burgeoning motion picture industry by his father, who would shift from the theatre to acting, writing, and directing films. In 1910, Reid appeared in his first film, The Phoenix, an adaptation of a Milton Nobles play filmed at Selig Polyscope Studios in Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details Reid used the script from a play his father had written and approached the very successful Vitagraph Studios, hoping to be given the opportunity to direct. Instead, Vitagraph executives capitalized on his sex appeal and, in addition to having him direct, cast him in a major role. Although Reid's good looks and powerful physique made him the perfect "matinée idol", he was equally happy with roles behind the scenes and often worked as a writer, cameraman, and director.
  • 1909
    Age 17
    Reid graduated from Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1909.
    More Details Hide Details A gifted all-around athlete, Reid participated in a number of sports while also following an interest in music, learning to play the piano, banjo, drums, and violin. As a teenager, he spent time in Wyoming where he learned to be an outdoorsman.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1891
    Born
    Born on April 15, 1891.
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