Cinema: The New Pictures Sep. 1, 1924

Lily of the Dust. The German. Hermann Sudermann, cornered considerable applause when he wrote The Song of Songs. Later, Edward Sheldon brought it to life behind the footlights. In the natural course of events, its next metamorphosis was into celluloid. Famous Players were the alchemists ; Pola Negri the heroine; and Lily of the Dust the title.

The small body of professionals and the huge mass of private commentators on the cinema who possess a respect for literature have been raging against the tampering with titles these many years. Yet the manufacturers contend...

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