By MacKinlay Kantor
"The maximum of our Civil battle novels."—The ny occasions.
The 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the Andersonville fort and its use as a focus camp-like felony via the South through the Civil warfare.
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Griffith hired her for five dollars a day at Biograph. Although only sixteen, she was a trouper with three years' experience on the stage, and a position in David Belasco's eminent theatrical company. Her special appeal was soon evident on the screen. Long before her name appeared in movies, audiences began to identify her as "the girl with the long curls" or as "Little Mary," the character name most often used in her films. So with a foresight that would characterize her entire career, she went to the Biograph executives to suggest that they capitalize on her drawing power by releasing her name to the public and by building her up in the press.
Asked Doug. "Come on. Let's go. " Syd buttoned the paper on the inside of his coat, and Doug, telling me to "come along and get this thing straight," four of us, Doug, Syd, Bennie Ziedman [Fairbanks' press agent] and I piled into the machine-and off. We stopped at Charlie Chaplin's house first, and at this point I am sorry to say that Benny [sic] eloped with the car to do some necessary phoning to a newspaper that was waiting for authority to set a seven-column display head and spread red ink all over its front pages in announcing the combination.
Within days after the company's founding, Griffith also became a First National producer by signing a three-picture contract for $285,000 plus a share of the profits. He informed his partners that he needed the money to meet his VA commitments. Only Fairbanks was free to work for the new company. To spur the completion of these outside contracts and to ensure a steady flow of pictures thereafter, the owners entered into an escrow agreement on July 5, 1919. Each thousand-share block of common stock was placed in escrow to be issued to each owner in nine installments as he delivered the pictures called for in the distribution contract.
Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor