Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

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Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:50 pm

Does anyone know if any of Evelyn Nesbit's films survive?
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Re: Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

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Re: Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

Unread post by Harold Aherne » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:37 pm

For her 10 features between 1914 and 1922, the LOC silent film database shows not a single archival holding for any of them, placing her in the same sad category as Hazel Dawn and Valeska Suratt.

Nesbitt did make a couple of short filmsfor which I don't know the status: "A Lucky Leap" (1916), a Victor/Universal one-reeler, and one of Educational's "Broadway Gossip" entries from 1932.

"The Unwritten Law" (1907), a Lubin release, dramatised the Thaw-Nesbit-White triangle. The AFI catalogue and IMDB credit her with appearing in the film, but the description on YT says this isn't the case.
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Re: Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

Unread post by dalefullerfan2014 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Thanks,
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Re: Survival rate of Evelyn Nesbit's films

Unread post by salus » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 pm

I find it funny when someone like her is known throughout the country due to her performances and scandals and then fast foraward years later an old woman spends her last days in a nursing unknown to everybody but herself.

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