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Norma Talmadge and Frankie Darro (I’m guessing?) in Kiki, 1926.
Synopsis from AFIC, via Doctor  Macro:
"Kiki, a Parisian gamine who lives by her  			wits, graduates  from newspaper seller to chorus girl, then is fired  			from the theater  when she quarrels with Paulette, the star and  			sweetheart of  Monsieur Renal, the manager.  Renal relents when  			Kiki begs for help  and takes her to dinner, to the discomfiture of  			Paulette, who  intrudes on the party with Baron Rapp, who is secretly  			wooing  Paulette.  She tries to humiliate Kiki, but Renal out of  			sympathy  takes her to his home and there becomes intrigued with her  			beauty.
 Kiki continues to feud with Paulette,  			who conspires with the  baron to lure the girl away from Renal.   			Following a hair-pulling  match with Paulette, Kiki feigns catalepsy.    			Renal’s sympathy turns  to love; and when she “wakes up,” and kisses  			him, he proposes  marriage.”
So many of my own marriages have been the direct result of  hair-pulling matches and false catalepsy! I’m telling you, it works like  a charm.
via www.doctormacro.com

Norma Talmadge and Frankie Darro (I’m guessing?) in Kiki, 1926.

Synopsis from AFIC, via Doctor Macro:

"Kiki, a Parisian gamine who lives by her wits, graduates from newspaper seller to chorus girl, then is fired from the theater when she quarrels with Paulette, the star and sweetheart of Monsieur Renal, the manager.  Renal relents when Kiki begs for help and takes her to dinner, to the discomfiture of Paulette, who intrudes on the party with Baron Rapp, who is secretly wooing Paulette.  She tries to humiliate Kiki, but Renal out of sympathy takes her to his home and there becomes intrigued with her beauty.

Kiki continues to feud with Paulette, who conspires with the baron to lure the girl away from Renal.  Following a hair-pulling match with Paulette, Kiki feigns catalepsy.  Renal’s sympathy turns to love; and when she “wakes up,” and kisses him, he proposes marriage.”

So many of my own marriages have been the direct result of hair-pulling matches and false catalepsy! I’m telling you, it works like a charm.

via www.doctormacro.com

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