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Footlight Notes Collection Picture Archive - request for use of images
Cissy Fitzgerald stars in the Vitagraph film,
The Win(k)some Widow,
a farce in four parts, written by J. Stuart Blackton,
and directed by Edmund Stratton, United States, 1914
'Cissy Fitz-Gerald is as merry a leader in a farcical turmoil as any company need wish to have. She can wink and smile and flirt her way through a four-part picture without becoming the least bit monotonous. Cissy's wink is justly famous; it is such a generous, knowing, inviting wink; and none of these qualities are missed by the camera. Miss Fitz-Gerald is the star of this production, and no mistake, although it includes a choice selection of Vitagraph actors, with Wally Van, Hughie Mack, L. Rogers Lytton and Nicholas Dunaew among them. All sooner or later succumb to the irresistible wink; therefore the story of The Win(k)some Widow.
At the Alamo No.1, 'The Little House With the Big Show', Atlanta, week of Monday, 16 November 1914.
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