Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bathing Beauty Pin-Ups

Maryon became one Hollywood's legendary bathing beauties when she was just sixteen years old. Producer Mack Sennett said he was intrigued by her "personal charm and individuality". Maryon posed for countless pin-up pictures and appeared in the Mack Sennett comedies Hearts and Roses and Yankee Doodle In Berlin. In the Summer of 1919 Maryon went on a tour across the country to promote Yankee Doodle In Berlin. She and the other bathing beauties made personal appearances at movie theaters where they sang, danced, and posed for photos.


                                                                                                                                                Maryon is on the right   

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Maryon On The Stage

Maryon starred in many stage productions throughout her career. Here is a list of the shows she appeared in ...

July 1932 - The Married Virgin at the Moulin Rouge in Oakland

June 1931 - Bad Girl at the Belasco Theater in  Los Angeles

September 1930 - The Ostrich at the Theater Mart in Los Angeles

September 1929 - The Flat Tire at the North Beach Theater in San Francisco

On September 28 the entire cast were arrested for putting on an "indecent play"

July 1929 - This Is College at the Egan Theater in Los Angeles

January 1928 - The Married Virgin at the Egan Theater in Los Angeles

September 1927 - Ruined Lady at the Orange Grove Theater in  Los Angeles

June 1927 - Hollywood's Electric Motion Picture Pageant in Atlantic City

August 1925 - The Goldfish at the Mission Theater in Long Beach

January 1924 - White Collars at the Little Theater in Los Angeles

Maryon starred in this show for over a year

November 1923 - Mrs. Wiggs Of The Cabbage Patch at the Raymond Theater in Pasadena

March 1921 - Peggy Hamilton's Fashion Revue at the California Theater

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Hick with Larry Semon

In 1921 Maryon starred in the Vitagraph comedy short The Hick. Larry Semon directed the movie and he chose Maryon to be his leading lady. She plays a farmer's daughter turns down a marriage proposal and runs away to the big city. The cast includes Jack Duffy and Frank Hayes. You can watch the movie here ...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Maryon's Movies

Maryon began her acting career at the age of fourteen. She made several movies at Balboa Studios with Frank Kingsley. Unfortunately these early films are now lost. Here is a list of the other movies she appeared in ...


Up The River ~ Bit part * WATCH IT *


Irene ~ Helen Cheston * WATCH IT *


The Roughneck ~ Marrat's Girl

The Last Man on Earth ~ Red Sal (a print exists in the Museum of Modern Art)

The Siren of Seville ~ Woman in prologue


The Meanest Man in the World ~ Nellie Clarke (this is a lost film)

The Eternal Three ~ Maid (this is a lost film)

Western Ways (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)


The Punctured Prince (Short) ~ A Vampire

The Weak-End Party (Short) Lily, the birthday girl * WATCH IT *

The WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1922 (Short) ~ Herself

Fingers Of Fate (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

The Claim Jumpers (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

His Brother's Blood (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

West Meets East (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

Phantom of the Hills (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

 No Man's Gold (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

Double Reward (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)

Streak of Yellow (Cactus Short with Bob Reeves)


The Vengeance Trail ~ Grace Winwood

Broadway Buckaroo

Montana Bill

The Hick (Short) ~ The Farmer's Daughter


Pretty Lady (Short)


Yankee Doodle In Berlin ~ Bathing Girl * WATCH IT *

Hearts and Flowers (Short) ~ Bathing Girl * WATCH IT *

Why Beaches Are Popular (Short) ~ Bathing Girl