• Creator
  • Edwin Bower Hesser, Hollywood
  • Description
  • Silent film actress Lila Lee (1901-1973) was born Augusta Appel and known as "Cuddles" to her colleagues. Paramount studio head Jesse L. Lasky discovered Lee and featured her in many films, beginning in 1918. Lee appeared in the well-known silent film Blood and Sand (1922). She married film star and silent film director James Kirkwood, with whom she had a son, James Kirkwood Jr., before the marriage ended in divorce. James Kirkwood Jr. wrote t... more
    Silent film actress Lila Lee (1901-1973) was born Augusta Appel and known as "Cuddles" to her colleagues. Paramount studio head Jesse L. Lasky discovered Lee and featured her in many films, beginning in 1918. Lee appeared in the well-known silent film Blood and Sand (1922). She married film star and silent film director James Kirkwood, with whom she had a son, James Kirkwood Jr., before the marriage ended in divorce. James Kirkwood Jr. wrote the musical A Chorus Line.Lee appeared in an act with Georgie Price at the Moore Theater in September 1917. Seattle newspaper accounts put her age in 1917 at twelve, which suggests that she may have been pretending to be younger than she actually was for her stage roles.Charles "Tiny" Burnett was known for his popular orchestra leadership in the Orpheum Circuit vaudeville theaters here from 1915-1933. Over the years, Burnett amassed a large collection of souvenir photographs from the performers with whom he worked. Many of the photographs are... less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanner 1000x at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2010