1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Margaret Fawcett Bessie Eyton.
1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi

1916 guest book from the filming of "The Crisis" in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Handsome "House-Book to the Hostess" with only 3 pp. filled in, probably by one of the producers or directors of the 12-reel Selig Co. movie, "The Crisis" based on the novel by Winston Churchill. First page has an unsigned note: "Entertained at dinner in home of Bessie Eyton and Margaret Fawcett. Other guests were, Messrs. Clark Coffee [Eyton's husband], 'Bunny' Davis,' Mr. Armistead. Decorations: pink hydrangeas and ferns." May 26, 1916, guests who sign are: Bessie Eyton, Margaret Fawcett, H. R. Davis - "Bunny," C. B. Coffey, and F. W. Armistead, with a note underneath: "We all went to the ball given at the Park Hotel in honor of the Selig Co. When the ball closed at midnight, the boys secured a bond, we came home and danced until three-thirty." The next night, the 27th, the guests who signed are: Kathleen Fitzgerald, H. R. Davis, Cora Lambert, Limerick McCrae, Bessie Eyton, and C. B. Coffey. Note: "A few guests for a teeny dance given Bessie Eyton and Margaret Fawcett." Also laid in is a small snapshot of woman and cat, annotated on the verso, "Bessie Eyton and Loly under the pecan tree." All were in Vicksburg for the 1916 filming of "The Crisis," a Civil War romantic drama in which Bessie plays the main love interest of two officers, a Confederate and Union pair. Cora Lambert also had a role in the movie. Limerick McCrae appears to be a resident of Vicksburg who appeared in a short 1916 film set in the town. A neat bit of southern movie memorabilia. Very Good. Item #H13597

Price: $150.00

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