Dorothy Gibson in 'Hands Across the Sea'

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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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Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) Dorothy Gibson in 'Hands Across the Sea' ( ref: #4920, published 15 December 2005, generated 27th July 2021 05:05:33 AM); URL :