Small town girl Ginger King ( Olive Thomas ) , attends a Eastern boarding school and yearns for a more glamorous life. Dissatisfied with her military school boyfriend, Bill Forbes, she meets the older Richard Channing and goes to a country club dance with him. More bold after that adventure, Ginger, while on her way home for a holiday, meets two crooks who entrust some stolen jewels to her for safekeeping. Ginger then puts the jewels on and appears in her home town dressed as a vamp. Once the crooks reappear, however, she realizes the seriousness of the situation and gives up her pretensions to return to Bill.
In which "Sixteen" finds stealing hearts a more dangerous pastime than stealing doughnuts. (Print ad- The Age, ((Melbourne, Vic.)) 30 October 1920)
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Ginger's introduction to New York finds her on the upper open-air level of a double-decker bus, and the shot provides an excellent overview of 1920 NYC traffic along 5th Ave., moving southward from 42nd St. The New York Public Library, recognizable at first by the then-bright marble lions (named Patience and Fortitude and only nine years old at the time), comes into view on the left. See more