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The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays

Or, The Sham Battles at Oak Farm

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Author: Laura Lee Hope
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,483 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 544
Added to site: 2007.01.13
mnybks.net#: 15799
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers

The girls play important parts in big battle scenes and have plenty of hard work along with considerable fun.

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to Central Park, where the scene was to be filmed, or photographed over again--a "retake," as it is called, the bane alike of camera men and directors.

And while the girls--the moving picture girls--are on their way to do over a bit of work, I shall take the opportunity of telling my new readers something about Ruth and Alice DeVere.

I have called them just what they are: "The Moving Picture Girls," and that is the title of the first volume of this series, which depicts them and their adventures.

Their mother had died some years previously, leaving them to the care of their father, Hosmer DeVere, at one time a talented actor in the legitimate drama. But a throat affection forced him to give up his acting and, at the opening scene in the first volume, we find him and his daughters in rather straitened circumstances, living in a second-rate apartment house in New York.

Across the hall dwelt Russ Dalwood, with his mother. Russ was a "camera man." That is, he took moving pictures in t

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