Category Archives: Patsy Ruth Miller

Hidden Hollywood: Rudolph Valentino and the Rabbi’s Beautiful Daughter

The great pioneering director D.W. Griffith hired Rabbi Isadore Myers as the Jewish technical consultant on his great epic, Intolerance, 1916. Griffith was so happy with Rabbi Myer’s expert advice and attention to detail that he said to the good Rabbi: “How can I ever repay you?” Replied Rabbi Myers: “I have a daughter who would […]

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Hidden Hollywood: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Politically Incorrect in Hollywood

In 1924 while shooting a film in New York, actress Patsy Ruth Miller (1904-1995) developed a close friendship with author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Frequently, Fitzgerald and Patsy Ruth would go out for dinner while Zelda remained home pleading fatigue. Patsy Ruth eventually realized that Zelda’s fatigue was acute alcoholism. Observes Patsy Ruth: It didn’t seem […]

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Patsy Ruth Miller and F. Scott Fitzgerald: Politically Incorrect in Hollywood

Actress and author Patsy Ruth Miller. In 1924 while shooting a film in New York, actress Patsy Ruth Miller (1904-1995) developed a close friendship with author F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. Frequently, Fitzgerald and Patsy Ruth would go out for dinner while Zelda remained home pleading fatigue. Patsy Ruth eventually realized that Zelda’s […]

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Patsy Ruth Miller on Fire—But Not Acting

Lobby card, For Big Stakes, 1922, starring cowboy star Tom Mix and Patsy Ruth Miller. Silent films—especially westerns—were frequently shot on location, under grueling and often dangerous conditions. There were no unions to protect actors and crew, thus safety precautions were routinely sacrificed in order to meet tight shooting schedules and even tighter budgets. There […]

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