17 May, 2011

Million Dollar Baby

Above is a photo of Muriel McCormick taken in 1922. Since I'm in the process of adding it to the Villa Turicum website, I decided I should post it here as well. Following is a snipped from a newspaper article that appeared the same year:

"MURIEL MCCORMICK RECEIVES MILLION DOLLAR FILM OFFER
MISS MURIEL MCCORMICK, GRAND DAUGHTER OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER AND MEMBER OF THE PROMINENT CHICAGO FAMILY, HAS RECEIVED AN OFFER TO POSE IN THE MOVIES AT A CONTRACTED SALARY OF ONE MILLION DOLLARS. MISS MCCORMICK, WHOSE FATHER RECENTLY MARRIED GANNA WALSKA IN PARIS, IS KNOWN TO BE AN AMATEUR ACTRESS OF VAUNTED ABILITY, AND THE OFFER OF A PROFESSIONAL CAREER IS SAID TO BEEN MADE BY WILLIAM L. SHERILL, REPRESENTING NEW YORK FILM INTERESTS. THE SCREEN NAME OF "NAVANNA MI COR" HAS BEEN SUGGESTED FOR HER, SHOULD SHE DECIDE TO ACCEPT THE OFFER."

For the record - she didn't.

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