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Major Thomas C. Cuffe, Beatriz Michelena, and others, in the California Motion Picture Corporation production of The Woman Who Dared, San Rafael, 1916 [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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A scene from the California Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) production of The Woman Who Dared, 1916. The footman at the left is Major Thomas C. Cuffe, a member of the San Rafael High School faculty who at one time taught ROTC at the school. Many local Marin County residents were used as extras in group scenes such as this one. In the center, leading lady, Beatriz Michelena, in the role of Princess Beatriz de Rohan, extends her hand to be kissed. The Woman Who Dared was one of the CMPC's full length feature productions, and released shortly after their popular film The Unwritten Law. Set in Europe, The Woman Who Dared features Beatriz Michelena as an opera diva who works secretly as an international spy. The CMPC was located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael 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 ; 8 x 10 cm.
Marin County (Calif.)--In motion pictures
Film stills
Silent films
California Motion Picture Corporation
Cuffe, Thomas C
San Rafael (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)

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