This Day in History: 1924-01-24
The big cinema attraction locally was the screen adaptation of Eugene O’Neil’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Anna Christie”. The silent film starred Blanche Sweet. She had reached stardom for her performance in “Judith of Bethulah”. The film was appearing at the Operahouse in Ridgewood. The Playhouse in Ridgewood had their final performance of a film about thow parents were failing in their duty to their children by indulging their sons and daughters’ every whim. It was called “Flaming Youth” and starred Coleen Moore. The Holley Theatre in Ramsey was offering “Woman Proof” written by George, Ade and starring Thomas Meighan and Lila Lee. Mary Astor had a supporting role in what was billed as “by far the finest and funniest picture Meighan has ever made.” Of course, if you wanted until Tuesday you could see “Dark Secrets” with Dorothy Dalton, Episode 8 of the serial “The Santa Fe Trail” and a live performance by the Holley Jazz Orchestra. The group had appeared at the Holley’s opening performance to great acclaim, according to a publicity release in the Ramsey Journal.