ONE sunny day, when the film colony of Los Angeles was young but sprightly,
a southern beauty appeared in that city and, in attending social occasions,
attracted the attention of a number of screen folk. She did not go to the
City of Angels with intention to enter pictures. A visit to friends was
the whole of it.
One evening, during a "beauty contest" at a seashore dance
hall, the young lady was taken by surprise when presented with the cup.
For she was not an entry.
Rollin Sturgeon, then director in chief for the Vitagraph, was one of
the judges. As the pretty Miss has been one of the dancers upon the floor
during the time the judges were seeking a choice, Mr. Sturgeon suggested
to his "jury" that she seemed fitted for the evening's honors.
They all agreed.
True to his convictions, Mr. Sturgeon offered the young lady work in
Vitagraph pictures, and it was thus that Corinne Griffith became a film
actress. She made good in her first role and was rapidly advanced, until
within a year she was playing leading parts in such productions as "The
Last Man," "Love Watches," and "Miss Ambition."
Vitagraph later starred her in a series of features, including "The
Adventure Shop," "Thin Ice," "The Girl at Bay,"
"The Girl Problem," and others. The latter part of 1922 she was
engaged by Myron Selznick for a role in the all-star production of "The
Common Law." She was educated in the Sacred Heart Convent in New Orleans
and was a professional dancer before going to California.
Miss Griffith was born in Texas in 1898. She is five feet, four inches
in height, weighs 120 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. She is married
to Wehster Campbell, well-known screen director. Among her screen successes
are: "The Unknown Quantity," "The CIimbers," "Deadline
at Eleven," "The Garter Girl," "Bab's Candidate,"
"Broadway Bubble" and "What's Your Reputation Worth?"