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1920s movie star Anita Page gets her first three roles, July 8, 1928

September 7, 2008 |  7:05 pm


Anita Page, who died early Saturday at the age of 98, is interviewed by The Times' Alma Whitaker in 1928, after Page started her career with three pictures in three months.

"In 'Telling the World,' I am rather sweet and modest, even if I am a poor little cabaret dancer," Page said. "In 'Dancing Daughters' I am a sophisticated flapper and with Lon Chaney [in 'While the City Sleeps'] I am a little underworld roughneck. Such wonderful chances to show what I could do."

She gets 20 or 30 fan letters a day!