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Edith Fellows Obituary

Friday, July 1st, 2011

OBITUARY

Edith Fellows dies at 88; child actress

 

 

 

Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13, when she became the subject of a high-profile 1936 custody case driven, she later said, by “my money — past, present and future.” She later moved on to stage roles.

 

By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2011

 

Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films by the age of 13 when she starred in a heart-wrenching, high-profile 1936 custody case, which was driven, she later said, by “my money — past, present and future.”

 

Abandoned as an infant by her mother, she was being raised by her paternal grandmother, who brought Edith, then 4, to Hollywood from South Carolina after a “talent scout” guaranteed her a screen test for a $50 fee.

 

The address they were given led to a vacant lot, and her grandmother responded to the con man’s ruse by cleaning houses so that they could afford to stay. Within two years, Edith was cast in her first film, the 1929 short “Movie Night.”

 

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Palace Theatre restored

Friday, July 1st, 2011

LOS ANGELES THEATERS

Palace Theatre marks 100th anniversary with $1-million restoration

 

 

The newly renovated Los Angeles theatre pays homage to its history by replicating the original color scheme and featuring a live circus-burlesque show in late July.

 

By Bob Pool
Los Angeles Times
June 26, 2011

 

The crowds who filed into the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles may have felt like they were stepping a century back in time.

 

The polished marble near the entrance gleamed, and the gold leaf around the giant pastoral murals that flank the theater’s stage glistened. Eleven hundred brand-new red velvet seats awaited theatergoers there to watch Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic, “Sunset Boulevard.”

 

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