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Petticoat Pilot (movie)
Los Angeles Times. Jun 3, 1906. pg. VI10
Joseph C. Lincoln's Best.
MR. PRATT. By Joseph C. Lincoln, author of "Cap'n Eri." A. S. Barnes & Co.. New York. (Price, $1.50.)
The humor of Joseph C. Lincoln's stories of 'longshore life has been, in his earlier books, a little too forced and self-conscious; too evident an appeal to an audience. His 'longshore characters were stage characters: their object was to cause a laugh, not to repeat real life Mr. Lincoln's new volume. "Mr. Pratt," is a large improvement on previous ones, in that it impresses one as much nearer to reality, or to possibility. It will appeal to a class of readers that the earlier books, despite a certain popularity, did not reach at all.
The story is chat of two devotees of the "Natural Life," who go down to the seashore to escape the artificialities of civilization and the cares of the Street. "Mr. Pratt" is a character of the place they choose for rusticating, and becomes their right-hand man. One of the men is engaged to the girl formerly betrothed to the other—and in this fact lies his tragedy. The young woman herself, accompanied by a friend, happens down by accident to the same place, in charge of a colony of fresh-air youngsters, and Mr. Pratt and a clever young woman resident assist in a rearrangement of parties by which the earlier engagement is renewed and signs are large of a second one between the superfluous man and the other girl. In the meantime, many ludicrous and a few dramatic things happen to the city people, and all are well recounted by "Mr. Pratt" in his own vernacular.Moat amusing are the characters of this story—the shrewd, industrious shore girl, who engages to do the cooking of the two men when Mr. Pratt demands assistance; her father, who has been dying, in his own opinion, for many years, of various diseases, but is really suffering only from inherent inertia, and who is cured by a radical treatment of his daughter's devising; Nate Scudder, whone thrift gathers gold at every turn of the city people; Hannah Purvis, also called the Phonograph. Most of these are still a llttle too overdrawn in places, more particularly Nate Scudder.However, taken as a whole, the book is a very good one, one of the best of recent humorous books—and we have several that are excellent.
Los Angeles Times. Apr 28, 1918. pg. III-1, 2
STRONG NEW PICTURES.
TALES OF LOVE AND WAR IN VIVID FLASHES.
caption - Some of the particularly bright lights of the screen, And a few of the new and interesting photoplays in which they are showing along the Rialto of Los Angeles.
Today "The Unbeliever," one of the most widely discussed photo-plays of the era, begins a week's run at the Kinema. Probably no photoplay ever shown at the palatial Grand-avenue playhouse has aroused as much enthusiastic comment prior to its showing as has "The Unbeliever." Private advance showings to the drafted men and the Liberty Loan campaign workers have elicited wild enthusiasm, and the atmosphere has been veritably charged with well-wishes and commendation. Today's the day, and the great general public will be enabled to judge for themselves. In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other eastern cities, "The Unbeliever" created tremendous sensations. "Toto the Clown," in "Fare Please," and the Kinema Topical Digest, will complete a truly wonderful programme.
Pauline Frederick, the most famed sensational screen star of the day. in "La Tosca," world famous in song and story, will be seen in the celluloid at Grauman's tomorrow in a part vividly depleting the limitless bounds of a woman's love-torn mind. The story is by Victoriea Sardon and has been adapted to the screen by Charles H. Whittaker and directed by Edward Jose. A knockout is dealt kultur. In a short screen version by Douglas Fairbanks. Mack Sennett offers "Saucy Madeline," guaranteed to be one of the funniest comedies he has ever produced. Because of the popular manner in which the Anita Peters Wright Rhythmic Dancers were received last week, and the numerous requests that they be held over, Sid Grauman has arranged to featare them during the coming week.
Red Cross Week! This is the slogan at Clune's Broadway. W. H. Clune has dedicated the entire seven days, beginning this afternoon, to America's great relief organization, in anticipation of the coming drive which will be made by the society. A gigantic Red Cross ftour feet high guards the entrance to the theater, while within, James Montgomery Flagg's great two-reel picture, "The Spirit of the Red Cross," will be shown as a. special added attraction to the five-reel photoplay, "A Petticoat Pilot," starring Miss Vivian Martin. "A Petticoat Pilot" was picturized from "Mary Gusta," the popular Joseph C. Lincoln novel of Cape Cod life. Miss Martin has one of the most delightful roles of her career as Mary Gusta. the rollicking and mischievous foster daughter of two quaint old Cape Cods fishermen, played by Theodore Roberts and James Neill.
2 May 1918, p II3
Clune'a big double bill this week presents a thrilling and touching play, "The Spirit of the Red Cross," and Vivian Martin in "A Petticoat Pilot," an idyllic and beautiful comedy creation. "A Petticoat Pilot" was picturized from the novel "Mary 'Gusta." by Joseph C. Lincoln, and it has all the likeable and amusing qualities of that masterplcture of life among the fishermen of Cape Cod. The picture is an unusual one, because the supporting cast is so extraordinarily tine. James Nelll and Theodore Roberts are perfect as two old Cape Cod store-keepers, the foster parents of Mary 'Gusta. During next week, beginning Monday, Clune's will present the ever-popular George Beban in a patriotic photoplay, entitled "One More American."