A scene from "Hands Across the Sea," produced by Éclair-America, the companys debut film and Dorothy Gibsons first starring role. She actually took several parts in this movie, which was an historical tableau enacting events of the American Revolution. Dorothy portrayed heroine Molly Pitcher as well as a French Court favorite (above) who anoints Benjamin Franklin with laurel leaves upon his presentation to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette.
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Library of Congress / Randy Bryan Bigham Collection