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The original story was later amplified by George Ade and published by the Bobbs-Merrill Co. Elsie Janis played the title role in the stage production. Some scenes in the film were shot in Washington, D.C. The copyright entry for the film credits George Cole as author and Edward T. Lowe with the screenplay. In an ad for the film, George Ade calls the film "Mr. Blossom's photo-play," though he fails to specify what Blossom's role ... More Less

The original story was later amplified by George Ade and published by the Bobbs-Merrill Co. Elsie Janis played the title role in the stage production. Some scenes in the film were shot in Washington, D.C. The copyright entry for the film credits George Cole as author and Edward T. Lowe with the screenplay. In an ad for the film, George Ade calls the film "Mr. Blossom's photo-play," though he fails to specify what Blossom's role was. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Sep 14
p. 398.
Motog
29 May 15
pp. 876-77, 910
MPN
1 May 15
p. 7.
MPN
16 Jan 15
p. 6.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 25.
MPW
29 May 15
p. 1443, 1514
Variety
21 May 15
p. 18.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Slim Princess" by George Ade in The Saturday Evening Post (24 Nov-1 Dec 1906) and the musical comedy of the same name, book and lyrics by Henry Blossom, music by Leslie Stuart (New York, 2 Jan 1911).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
2 December 1914
Copyright Number:
LP3885
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Morovenia, Turkey, where fatness is considered beautiful, the court is gloomy because the efforts of Count Selim Malagaski to put weight on his slender elder daughter, Princess Kalora, have failed. The princess' tutor Popova has been maliciously encouraging her appetite for pickles, because the count called him a Christian dog. After American millionaire Alexander H. Pike, who falls in love with Kalora, is driven away, the count finds an American magazine filled with pictures of beautiful slim women, which Pike left to comfort Kalora. The count notices an ad for a treatment to cure thinness and sends Kalora to try it in Washington, D.C., where she meets Pike again. Back in Morovenia, the gloom dissipates when Pike convinces the count to give him Kalora's hand, impressing him by claiming to be the Grand Exalted Ruler of a fraternal order, a Knight Templar and the King of the ... +


In Morovenia, Turkey, where fatness is considered beautiful, the court is gloomy because the efforts of Count Selim Malagaski to put weight on his slender elder daughter, Princess Kalora, have failed. The princess' tutor Popova has been maliciously encouraging her appetite for pickles, because the count called him a Christian dog. After American millionaire Alexander H. Pike, who falls in love with Kalora, is driven away, the count finds an American magazine filled with pictures of beautiful slim women, which Pike left to comfort Kalora. The count notices an ad for a treatment to cure thinness and sends Kalora to try it in Washington, D.C., where she meets Pike again. Back in Morovenia, the gloom dissipates when Pike convinces the count to give him Kalora's hand, impressing him by claiming to be the Grand Exalted Ruler of a fraternal order, a Knight Templar and the King of the Hoo-Hoos. +

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