When the West Was Young

When the West Was Young
R: William J. Bauman. D: George Holt, George Stanley, Maxine Elliott Hicks. P: Vitagraph Company of America. USA 1913
Print: EYE collection (Desmet collection)
Dutch titles, Engl. subtitles

De Landverhuizers (Original title unknown)
R: Frank E. Montgomery (?). D: Mona Darkfeather. P: Unknown. USA 1913
Dutch titles

Princess Mona Darkfeather was born Josephine M. Workman in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on 13 January 1882. Her grandparents were William Workman (1799-1876), a native of England, and Nicolasa Urioste (1802-1892), who hailed from the Taos pueblo of New Mexico. Consequently, though Darkfeather stated in a 1914 film magazine interview that she was descended ‘from an aristocratic Spanish family’, she likely had at least some Indian blood through her grandmother. (…)
Quickly, she became a major star in the fledgling film industry in Hollywood with her peak period of activity coming between 1913 and 1915. Working with film director Frank E. Montgomery (a.k.a., Akley), Princess Mona made dozens of short films as a stereotypical Indian for such companies as Bison, Nestor, Kalem and Centaur and one full-length film for Universal in 1917 before she retired.”
Paul R. Spitzzeri