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Friday, July 7, 2017

Maryon's Morality Contract


In October of 1921 Maryon became the first Hollywood star to sign a contract with a morality clause in it. According to the contract Maryon agreed to "at all times conduct herself in public in such a manner as not to subject herself to any great amount of publicity or criticism". Producers believed this clause was necessary because so many stars were getting involved in scandals. Maryon was very happy to sign the contract. She told reporters "There is nothing to prevent me from dipping my bread in chicken gravy - and that's my worst dissipation." The first movie she made under her new contract was The Meanest Man In The World.




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