Dorothy Gibson in 'Hands Across the Sea'

Dorothy Gibson in 'Hands Across the Sea'
A scene from "Hands Across the Sea," produced by Éclair-America, the company?s debut film and Dorothy Gibson?s 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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(1911) Dorothy Gibson in 'Hands Across the Sea' Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #4920, accessed 27th June 2017 02:06:03 PM) URL :

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