"Isn't he lovely!" "One of the grandest men I ever saw," "perfectly exquisite," were the expressions to which Beth Ward, a young high school girl gave vent to whenever she thought or spoke of her "moving picture idol," Howard Hanson, the player who takes the leading parts in the motion picture plays in her favorite productions. She unexpectedly sees him on the street and follows him until he disappears in his dwelling place, which she carefully notes by taking the number of the house. She sends him flowers and letters, much to his disgust, as this sort of recognition has become a pest to him. She and her friend, Pearl Shelby, are constant attendants at the theater where he appears in the films and they are both entranced. Beth is simply hypnotized. She becomes so violently carried away with her picture man, she falls behind in her studies. Her parents are notified by her teachers and soon learn of her insane infatuation. Her father calls on Howard and they arrange a plan to cure her ... Written by
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Did You Know?
Although Moving Picture World, 15 June 1912, identifies the actor playing Beth's Sweetheart as "Mr. Morrison", i.e. James Morrison
, modern researchers who have had an opportunity to view the print, have correctly identified him as Tom Powers
, another prominent Vitagraph player of that era. See more
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