Friday, March 13, 2009
The Little Wildcat
In 1922 Babe Hardy was in the middle of his tenure as Larry Semon's main support. But in the latter part of 1922 Babe drifted over to the feature film department at Vitagraph Pictures making FORTUNE'S MASK with Earle Williams and THE LITTLE WILDCAT with Alice Calhoun. Both are lost films, the occasional still or postcard from the Williams film have appeared, but never anything from the Calhoun film until now. This photo which has the working title, GAMIN GIRL, stamped on the back show Alice Calhoun hiding behind Babe. If this isn't the sole surviving visual image from the film I would love to hear from anyone who has more material... but until then this one shot with Babe front-and-center really wets the appetite to see the film itself.... maybe someday.