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Beatriz Michelena as Mignon with unidentified actors in the California Motion Picture Corporation production of Mignon, Ross, 1914 [photograph]
California Motion Picture Corporation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
California Motion Picture Corporation, c.1914-1918
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Beatriz Michelena (center right) as the title character, with unidentified actors in a California Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) production of Mignon, filmed in 1914 and released the next year. In Mignon, a man's relationship with a gypsy woman leads to her suicide; in turn the gypsy troupe kidnaps his daughter, Mignon. After many years of searching, the father descends into madness, only to find his daughter and not recognize her. In the end, his sanity is restored, and they are reunited. This scene was shot at the Henry Bothin home and garden in the town of Ross. The CMPC was located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael, Marin County, between 1914 and 1921. The studio produced 15 films, including Salomy Jane, which survives in its entirety in the Library of Congress archives.
1 glass plate, b&w ; 5 x 7 cm.
Marin County (Calif.)--In motion pictures
Film stills
Silent films
Michelena, Beatriz, 1890-1942
California Motion Picture Corporation
San Rafael (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)
Ross (Calif.)

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