Re: Lou Tellegen-- silent screen actor

Jennifer Strickland (jstrickland@ithaca.edu)
Wed, 8 Mar 2000 10:18:56 -0800 (PST)

Thanks so much! I'm sure our student will be very pleased with this information
(and the website). His film opens with a re-enactment of Tellegen committing
suicide. It's about the plight of true artists/directors.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Strickland
Ithaca College Library

sdavies@MtRoyal.AB.CA wrote:

> A friend who studies the field of silent cinema extensively writes:
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> ---------------------- Forwarded by Stephen Davies/Academic/MRC on 03/08/2000
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> Robert Birchard <bbirchard@earthlink.net> on 03/09/2000 02:22:40 AM
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> Please respond to bbirchard@earthlink.net
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> To: Stephen Davies/Academic/MRC@MRC
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> cc:
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> Subject: Re: Lou Tellegen-- silent screen actor
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> I've always pronounced it Tellejen ( soft "g"), but I'm not sure if that
> is correct. Eraly in his career his name was always spelled with a hyphen as
> Lou-Tellegen, which suggests to me that this was a stage name and possibly a
> corruption of a longer name--but I have no real knowledge about this.
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> There are some interesting comments about Tellegen in my article "Gerry in
> Hollywood" posted on the Silents Majority website.
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> On the other hand, there was an old saw (the exact words I forget) that
> made
> reference to Tellegen being a ladies man and included the words "tell again"
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> --
> Bob Birchard
> bbirchard@earthlink.net
> http://www.mdle.com/ClassicFilms/Guest/birchard.htm