Fort Lee, New Jersey was America's first film town before Hollywood
Florence Lawrence (portrayed in a painting) was a Canadian-American actress and the first movie star. She was at the height of her fame in the 1910s, starring as the leading lady in many silent films shot in Fort Lee
vintage everyday - Florence Lawrence: Automotive inventor and the “world’s first movie star.
Marjorie Florence Lawrence CBE (17 February 1907 – 13 January 1979) was an Australian soprano, particularly noted as an interpreter of Richard Wagner's operas. She was the first Metropolitan Opera soprano to perform the immolation scene in Götterdämmerung by riding her horse into the flames as Wagner had intended. She was afflicted by polio from 1941. Lawrence later served on the faculty of the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Florence Lawrence, aka “The Biograph Girl,” (January 1886 - December “She was in a class by herself. In every part she played she was an exquisite delight." She was often called The First Movie Star and was in more than 300 films in the early