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TEE PÏOTOBE WORLD.
ARRIVAL OF WILFRED LUCA0.
BIO THINGS EXPECTED.
Mal« hearts beat (aßt ot tho Ocea
nlo Company'n wharf on the arrU'al of tho Eonoma In Sydney recently. Thero stepped flown t&o canßway, wllli ail tho abandon of youth, a beautiful blond«, shaking bor pretty curl» at those t.-h o bad singled her out for her tcauty, laughing the while with tho sheer Joy of living-. Mica Kath leen Key has been brought to Austra lia. by Wilfred Lucas nnder tho en gagement of D. J. Carroll, to play In genue lead with Snowy Bakor.
•'I already love thle country," said M lea Koy. "Tho magnificence of your harbor ha« suggestod to rao a land of
nraliej. I feci Ilka an Auotrallaa, too, althdugh, of couroa, I ahouldn't say that yet But I havo heard no much of tho peoplo hero from Mr. Lucno, that 1 already feel ono of you. I am to act In Australian picture», and I am eure that I shall bo ablo to gras,! the Australian Idéala of womanhood, In terpret It on tho aereen, and llvo t-p to It.
Air. Lucas also had nomethlns to say. "üolloro mo," ho «¡old, "motion picture producing In Australia la go Ing to boom from now on. I haro »Ith mo as co-director Bert Glennon, who haa been associated In this ca pacity with tho great O. W. Griffith, for many yeara, ajeo Dudley Blanchard
as Ulm edltoA Jilea Boen Morodyth Is back, and she will tako up her du tlea again a/i continuity writer.
"I did not Intond bringing to Aus
tralla a leading artist," continued Mr. , Lucas. "It la the policy of tho Car- , roll film to make and feature our own. , flam here. That policy «hall bo car- , 4led out, but Miss Key 1» auch a 'find'
that for the benefit of tho Industry In , this country generally. 1 thought It , necessary to secure her. Oroat things
are predicted of this young star. In , fact, no lees nn authority than D. W. Griffith told me that Miss Koy 1» des tined to be one of tho coming women stars on tbe screen, it will be a great
help to our budding Australian stars, , to act side by side with this elever American girl."
Work will commence Immediately at the newI Carroll-Baker studio, at Waverley, on the next production; a story by Boss Moredyth to foaturo Snowy Baker. Mr. Raymond Longford
win also Btart broduclng "On Our 8e- ; locUon." ,
That thore Is a woalth of undiscov ered talent In tho movie world of
Australia Is exemplified by tho find- ¡
In* of a young Australian star, rejole- , Ing In tho somewhat uncommon name
of Berntes Vero. This Is really tho , English pronunciation of hor name, , which was originally Vert, and which
sho haa decided to adopt fctr slago f purposes. .Bernlce Is young and prot
ty, which Is all "to tho good' in j
picture acting, bul she also combines bralna with her good looks, and, boi ler still, a mobility of feature and a natural dramatic Intensity of expres
sion quite out of tho ordinary. Al- - though still well under 20 years of age, Miss Vere has had somo sUge expérience In varios J. C. Williamson productions, but It remained for tho movlo to afford an outlet for hor un questioned ability us an emotional ao Irosi». She was cast for tho port of "Portuguese Annie." In tho E. J. Car. roll-Snowy Baker production, "The
Shadow of Lightning llldge." Slio | straight away caught tbe eye of pro. / duced Wllfrod Lucas, as BomcthlnK i "out of tho box," and, after a few ¡ try-ot* prophoslod a big futuro for her
on tho movie stage. Lucas lo a man I if much experience In theso matters, |
that his opinion should cmrj i weight. Good as her acting Is ,n tle I fart of I'ortuguoso Annie," tho p ;b- I llcan's daiifhter at Lightning rtMce, I 1-pr npjieatnnce In a lilggcr pari will
be uolcoraed by Australian aiidlone?«. ' It Is, howovor. a big achievement for 1 a girl to bo rated amongst tho stars ' on her first appoaranco In fllmdom. 1
Bernlro Vero Is another link botween the stage and church, as she Is the slstor-ln-lnw of a well-known promin ent cleric In Sydney, wlm Is also Bomawhat of n "star."