Eatonville Theater was alive and well in 1917. The photos reads: L-to-R, Frank Van Eaton, Norma Norwood, Jackson Fairbann and Mack Van Eaton. If someone could verify those folks, please let me know, because I don’t think that’s Frank Van Eaton.
Showing this night was A Romance of the Redwoods starting Mary Pickford. It was as silent movie directed, written and edited by Cecil B. DeMille. He directed over 70 movies, including Cleopatra (1934) and The Ten Commandments (1956).
I wonder if one of the five in this pictures was also the piano player for these silent flicks.
Photo courtesy of Rick Parnell and the Parnell family.
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