Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Album - Christmas Gathering


Here are three snapshots that were in a bag with about fifty other assorted prints. Judging from the format (square, deckle-edge), the photo-lab's stamp on the reverse and of course the content, they are related and apparently taken just a few moments apart.

It's a family get together for Christmas. It's daylight outside so let's say it is Christmas Morning or Day, not Christmas Eve.

There is more than enough body language here to keep an expert busy for a while.

What can you read into these?


Christmas group

Here we see first on the left an open gas flame heater. Not so popular now days.

There is a little girl sitting with good posture on the left, not affected by today's cell-phone, game console, hunch.

There is a boy in his favorite cowhide jacket. There is a Folgers Coffee can on the floor next to his foot.

Christmas group

On the coffee table, (visible in all three pictures) is what appears to be a camera.

The four adults sitting on the couch apparently didn't change places in any of the three shots.

This on seems to have at least partly posed. The lady standing, on the right, is headed for her chair and is seated in the third frame.

Party

This one feels more candid than the center print.

The body language changes in this one. It appears there are territories being outlined.

The man in the white shirt, squatting at the right end of the couch appears here for the first time. He may be the photographer in the other two.


Just for a little entertainment, I combined the three photographs just to see what it would look like. The three were taken from almost the same spot, so with a little stretching and nudging, the room looks like this. Only the boy in the cowhide jacket appears twice.

Christmas group

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mabel May-Yong filmography


After assembling an internet-scrapbook of items about Mabel May-Yong it was obvious that a filmography was needed.

Here is a list of the movies credited to Mabel May-Yong, in her various spellings. These have been collected from several sites on the web, some of them in German. Those were all translated with Google-Translate.

All the information has been consolidated. Where there are conflicting or multiple versions of facts, both versions are included with an "OR" separating them. All the sources that apply will be included at the last line of each.

These are the sources (so far):
Sources:
German Early Cinema Db
Filmweb
Steffi-line.de
Stiftung.de
FilmPortal.de
Film Zeit
Sinemalar.com
Movients.com
and of course good ol'
IMDb

Now here's the caution. These are all internet sourced and you know how reliable that can be. Noted at the end of each review are the sources that contributed to it. If a review used three or four sources it is possibly more reliable than a review that has only one source. But remember, some sites are just repeats of another site (as this one is).

This is a collection of search results for the term "Mabel May-Yong".
The information displayed can not be linked to a specific person and is collected entirely from public sources.

1918
Um die Liebe des Dompteurs
or Das Drama im Zirkus Sarasani
- To Love the Trainer
or The Drama in the Circus Sarasani
Director - Heinz Karl Heiland
Script - Heinz Karl Heiland
Producer - Frankfurter Film Co. (s. a. Heilnd)
Length - 4 Acts, 1382 m
Location - Exteriors: Ceylon
Censor - February 1918
Cast:
Ferdinand Bonn as Janaya
Eva Speyer as Wanda Renella
May de Yong as Dingiri
Lo Holl
Unknown actor as Tochter Rabi
Unknown actor as Vater Roomaya
Unknown actor as Mutter Meehamy
Unknown actor as Wucherer Gathara
Unknown actor as Munuswami Mahout
Synopsis: Indian drives loved trapeze artist into madness when she kills his elephants.
Source: German Early Cinema Db,FilmPortal.de
1919
Allan Quatermain
- Allan Quatermain
Director - Horace Lisle Lucoque
Cast:
Albert Lawrence as Allan Quatermain
Halford (H. J.) Hamlin as Sir Henry Curtis
Ray Brown as Captain John Good
Elise Hamilton as Sorais, the Dark Queen
Edward Vincent as Agon, the Priest
George Taylor as Prince Nasta
Abe Barker as Alphonse
A. O. Glisson as Rev. Mr. McKenzie
Florence Roberts as Mrs McKenzie
Violet Woolls-Sampson as Flossie McKenzie
Umpikayiboni as Umslopogass (Really?)
Mabel May-Yong OR Mabel May as Nylephtha, The Fair Queen
Opinoins vary on this one. Since, in the same period, there was also an actress named Mabel May, it is not positive that this credit is to her or to Mabel May-Yong. Mabel May is also is credited with fifteen other movies none of which lists her as Mabel May-Yong. Worse, there is no biographical information on either Mabel May or Mabel May-yong.

Note: Another movie was made the same year named “King Solomon’s Mines” with the leading character Allen Quatermain played by Albert Lawrence but without Mabel May-Yong. Scripts of both “Allan Quartermain” and “King Solomon’s Mines” were based on the H. Rider Haggard novel “King Solomon’s Mines”

The story and the character have been repeated many times in movie history by such as Cedric Hardwicke, Stewart Granger, Sean Connery, Patrick Swayze and twice by Richard Chamberlain.
Source: Steffi-line.de, IMBd, Filmweb
1919
Der Diplomatensäugling
- Diplomat’s Infant
Censor - 29 Sep 1921
Premiere - 17 Aug 1919
Director - Erich Schonfelder (First Directoral Work)
Producer - Paul Heidemann
Production - Paul Heidemann, Film GmbH Berlin
Length - 3 Act. 1030 m
Cast:
Paul Heidemann
Max Zilzer
Mabel May-Yong
Source: FilmPortal.de,
Steffi-line.de

1919
Damon Der Welt 2: Wirbel des Verderbens
- Demon World 2: Vortex of Perdition
Premiere (for buyers) February 1920
Director - Siegfried Dessauer
Artistic Director - William Kahn
Script - Rudolf del Zopp, William Kahn
Camera - Otto Jager
Set - August Rinaldi
Production: Kahn Film, William
Length - 6 Acts, 1877 m
Censorship 14 Jul 1920
Cast:
Charles Willy Kayser as Edgar Morton
Ethel Scharo as Casino Owner, Politician (Source Osobnosti.cz lists as Ethel Scharon.)
Bernhard Göetzke as Zankoff
Heinz Salfner as Sven Galvaström
May de Yong as Ingg (Source Osobnosti.cz does not indicate that Mabel May-Yong.)
Anna von Palen
Karl Falkenberg
Toni Ebärg as Hella
Synopsis: Disappointed by love, he goes into politics.
Source: Steffi-line.de, Osobnosti.cz
1919/20
Dämon der Welt. 3. Das goldene Gift
- Demon World 3, The Golden Gift
or Demon of the World - Part 3: The Golden Gift
Screening - June 1920
Director - Rudolf del Zopp or Siegrfied Dessaur
Artistic Director - William Kahn
Script - Rudolf del Zopp, William Kahn
Camera - Otto Jager
Set - Willi A. Hermann, August Rinaldi
Production - William Kahn-Film GmbH, Berlin
Production Company - Kalem Co. New York (USA)
Length - 6Act. 1859 m
Censorship - 28 Jan 1921
Cast:
Georg John as Fred Osring (Inventor)
Charles Willy Kayser as Edgar Morton
Heinz Salfner - Sven Galvastrom
Mabel May-Yong as Inge Galvastrom (Daughter)(Source Osobnosti.cz is unsure Mabel May-Yong is in the cast.
Kurt Middendorf
Josef Reithofer
Synopsis - Artificial Gold disintegrates after 3 months.
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit, Osobnosti.cz
Source "Serials and Series" book lists cast for all three parts in the series.
1920
Manus Immaculata or Die Unbefleckte Hand
- The Immaculate Hand
Premeire - 28 Jan 1921 (IMBd - 4 Nov 1920)
Director - Rudolf Walther-Fein
Script - Manfredo Pinelli
Production - Anvil Movie Dworsky & Co., Berlin
Length - 5 Act, 1900 m
Censorship - 11 Apr 1920
Cast:
Mabel May-Yong
Marion Illing
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit, CITWF

1920
Der indische Todesring oder Sieben Worte
- The Indian Death Ring or the Seven Words
Premiere - 13 Dec 1920
Director - Ismar Stern
Art Director - Hans Neirth
Camera - Karl Lambert Einsink
Production & Distribution- Platus-Film, Stern & Co.
Cast:
Erich Bartels as Jim Fister
Max Freiburg as Blackmore, Antique Collector
Harry Forster as Professor Smith
Max Kaufmann as Hilton
Mable May-Yong as Tanzerin Odette Fleur
Max Rosen as Jack Morton
Max Ruhbeck as Cromer, private scholar
Alfred Seidemann as Teppichhändler Nasr Eddin
Henry Stern as Bob, boy
Ludwig Trautmann as Frank Harvey, Detective
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de,
1920
Indische Rache
- The Indian Revenge
Premier in Germany 21 Apr 1920,
Director - Georg Jacoby and Leo Lasko,
Art Director - Kurt Wichter or Georg Jacoby
Script - Robert Liebmann, George Jacoby
Camera - Frederik Fuglsang
Producer - Paul Davidson
Production - Titanic Film, Union Film
Length - 5 Acts, 2049 m, 103 min
Censorship - 20 Jul 1921
Cast:
Greg (or Georg) Alexander as Bob Dickson, Editor, or Journalist Bob
Mabel de Jong (Mabel May-Yong) as
Ernst Dernburg as William Astor
Max Laurence as Captain
Harry Liedtke as Edward Astor
Edith Meller as Ellinor Glyn (owner of the New York Times)
Josef Peterhans as Indian Chief Priest of Kali
Emil Rameau as Second Indian
Bruno Wiesner or Ziener as First Indian
Hermann Picha -
Albert Patry -
Mady Christians -

Synopsis: Edward Astor, son of wealthy American artist William Astor’s, disappeared since his return from a trip to India . From this trip he brought a local man who acted since then as his servant. The young Ellinor Glyn, owner of the New York Times wants to investigate the mysterious affair and sets all her levers available to move to track down Edward. Located with a lively reporter Bob Dickson at her side. Both can finally make the millionaire son of identifying who is fallen into the clutches of an Indian sect. In Byapur they free him from the hands of the chief priest of Kali, the Edward just wants to offer that goddess as an offering . (Wiki - Translated from German)
Second synopsis: Journalist rescues a woman who saves her lover from the hands of Indian priests.

Details: Indian Revenge was shot in winter 1919/20 , passed in April 1920, the film censorship and was on 10 April 1920 Berlin UT Kurfürstendamm premiered. The five-act film had an original length of 2118 meters long (after cuts about 2048 meters) and received Jugendverbot (banned for minors). In Austria, the strip was only 1,700 meters long. The Filmbauten were designed by Kurt Richter. (translated from German)
Source: FilmPortal.de , IMDb, German Early Cinema Db, Steffi-line.de

1920
Das schwarze Boot
- The Black Boat
Premiere - 13 Dec 1920
Director - Max Neye
Script - Max Neye
Production - Plutus Film, Berlin; Stern & Co.
Length - 5 Act, ca. 1579 m
Censorship - 13 Dec 1920
Cast:
Erich Martels as Frank Sneaders, Gen. Lincoln, Kunstreiter
Hedwig Ehrle as MiB Alice
Harry Forster as Dr. Arthur Gloster
Max Kaufmann as Harry Wood
Mabel May-Yong as Doris Carey
Hermann Pfanz as James Welson, Director of Life Insurance Atro
Henry PleB as Bill Chester
Max Ruhbeck as Dr. Thompson
Otto Sauter-Sarto as Morris Police Inspector
Harry Stern as Fred
Ludwig Trautmann as Tom Rivers, Detective
Reinhold Weiglin as Teddy Cottage, landowner
Source: IMDb,Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1920
Der langsame Tod
- The Slow Death
AKA - Die Nach Liebe Schmachten, Dir Verleugneten Jahre,
Release - 16 Dec 1920
Director - Carl Wilhelm
Art Director - Carl Ludwig Kirmse ( as Carl L. Kirmse)
Script - Ruth Goetz (Novel and screenplay)
Camera - Arpad Viragh
Production - Carl Wilhelm-Film GmbH, Berlin for the distributors Terra-Film AG, Berlin
Length - 6 Act, ca. 2071 m
Censorship - 16 Dec 1920
Cast:
Resi Orla (or Ressel Orla)
Lucie Hoflich (photo)
Eduard von Winterstein
Albert Pauling
Richard Georg
Guido Herzfield
Charles Willy Kayser
Mabel May-Yong
Karl Platen
Arthur Somlay
Lisa Marton
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1920
Tamburin und Castagnetten
- Tamourine and Castinet (Joe Deebs Series)
Premiere: April 1920 (Reformikino, Hamburg)
Director - Martin Hartwig, Leo Lasko
Art Director - Kurt Richter
Camera - Friedrich Weinmann, Kurt Waschneck
Script - Richard Hutter, Wilhelm Roellinghoff
Producer - Paul Davidson
Production Company - Projektions-AG Union (PAGU)
Length - 4 Acts, 1375 m, 51 min
Censorship: 17 Aug 1921
Cast:
Carl Auen as Joe Deebs
Fred Immler as Spanier
Mabel May-Yong as Spanierin Tanzerin
Hans Adalbert Schlettow as Weltenbummler
Theo Luckas
Artur Menzel
Marga Lindt
Karl Delmont
Synopsis - Detective makes counterfeiter gang arrest .
Source:IMDb, Steffi-line.de, EarlyCinema.uni,


1920
Kriminalpolizei, Abteilung Mord
- Criminal, Division Murder OR Criminal Investigation Department "Murder"
Director - Siegfried Dessauer
Art Direction - Fritz willi Krohn (as F. W. Krohn)
Script - Siegfried Dessauer, Oskar Schubert-Stevens
Camera - Waldemar Siewerssen
Production - Atlantic - Film GmbH, Berlin
Length - 5 Act, ca. 1610 m
Censorship - 26 Nov 1921
Cast:
Mabel Mayy-Yong as Sonja Bogareff
Robert Leffier as Minister Laurence
Josef Rehberger as Anatol Betroff
Colette Corda
Lilly Suess
Edgar Flatau as Charly Rogers
Ernst Loscher
F. Reimer
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1920
Die Goldene Mauer
- The Golden Wall
Director - William Kahn
Production William Kahn- Film GmbH, Berlin
Length 5Act, ca. 1725 m
Cast:
Mabel May-Yong
Ludwig Trautmann
Source: IMDb, Film Zeit,
1920
Eine Gefahrliche Fahrt
- A Dangerous Ride OR Dangerous Driving
Director - William Kahn
Production - William Kahn-Film GmbH, Berlin
Length - 5 Act, ca. 1467 m
Censorship - 7 Aug 1920 (released after that presumably)
Cast:
Mabel May-Yong
Ludwig Trautmann
Source: Film Zeit, Steffi-line.de,

1921
Fasching
- Carnival
Premier: January 13, 1921 (world) in Berlin
Director - Frederic Zelnik
Writers - Fanny Carlsen, (from story by Paul Oskar Hocker)
Set, Art Direction - Fritz Lederer
Production - Zelnik-Mara-Film GmbH, Berlin
Length - 5Ac, ca. 2027 m
Cast:
Lya Mara (See photo at bottom of page)
Heinrich Peer
Johannes Riemann
Karl Armster
Loo (or Lo) Hardy
Ernst Hofmann
Mabel May-Yong
Fritz Schulz
Else Wasa
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1921
Das Haus der Qualen
- The House of Torment
Premiere: 3 and/or 4 Feb 1921
Director - Carl Wilhelm
Editor - Fritz Kortner
Art Director - Carl Ludwig Kirmse
Camera - Arpad Viragh
Script - Hans Gaus, Carl Milhelm
Production - Carl Wilhelm-Film GmbH, Berlin for the Terra-Film AG, Berlin
Length - 6 Act, 2000m
Cast:
Ressel or Resi Orla as Maud
Fritz Kortner as Arzt
Rudolf Klein-Rohden as Griffith
Charles Willy Kayser
Nein Soen Ling
Nien Tso Ling
Nien-Ling Tso (may be a misspelling of one of the above)
Mabel May-Yong
Harald Paulsen
Synopsis: A crime film featuring Fritz Kortner and Asian actors Nien Son Ling and Nien Tso Ling set in the exotic underworld of North American opium dens. -Malte Hagener
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1921
Die goldene Maue
- The Golden Maue
Premiere - 22 Feb 1921
Director - Hans Felix
Art Director - Curt Littmann
Producer - William Kahn
Producion - William Kahn-Film GmbH
Camera - Carl Hoffman, Heinz Stefan, Wilbrand, Gotthardt Wolf
Cast:
Mabel May-Yong
Ludwig Trautmann
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de,

1921
Der Flug in den Tod
- The Flight to their Deaths or Flight In Death
Premiere - 23 July 1921 (Germany) OR 22 July 1921
Director - Bruno Ziener
Script - Hans Felix, Curt Littmann
Camera - Carl Hoffmann, Hans Steffan Wilbrand
Flying Sequences - Bob Harris
Censor - 22 July 1921
Cast:
Joseline Dora
Mabel May-Yong
Ernest Winar
Gertrude Welcker
Ernst Demburg
Hans Felix
Production - Deusa-Film GmbH, Berlin
Length - 5 Act. 1871 m
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit, FilmPortal.de
1921
Was der Totenkopf erzählt
- What Tells the Skull
Premier: 3 August 1921 (world) German
Director - Bruno Eichgrun
Art Director - Methieu Oostermann
Screenplay - Lane Votz (Sinemalar.com)
Camera - Heinrich Gartner
Producer - Bruno Eichgrün
Production - Vampyir Movie (Berlin)
Length - runtime 95 Min (Sinemalar.com)
Cast:
Mabel May-Yong
Fritz Kampers (photo at bottom of page)
Maria Zelenka
Sybill Morel
Bruno Eichgrun
Charley Berger
Wilhelm Diegelmann
Leonahard Haskel
Hermann Picha
Herwart Retslag
Ferdinand Robert
Otto Treptow
Lene Votz
Synopsis (Genre) - Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politics
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, FilmPortal.de, Sinemalar.com
1921
Erzgauner
- Erzgauner (No better translation found.)
Director - Bruno Eichgrun
Premier: 6 Aug, 1921 (the world) German
Script - Mary Warner
Producer - Gustav Althoff OR Bruno Eichgrun
Length - Runtime 94 Min.
Cast:
Bruno Eichgrun as Nic Carter Robertini, Detektiv
Fritz Kampers as Murphi (photo at bottom of page)
Mabel May-Yong (listed as Mabel May-Jong)
Kurt Keller-Nebri
Nella Retslag
Walter Tost
Ferry Seat Simovles
Synopsis (Genre) - Detective, Mystery, Thriller
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Movients.com

1921
Das Abenteuer des Dr. Kircheisen
- The Adventures of Dr. Kircheisen
Premiere 23 Sep 1921 Germany, 8 May 1922 Finland
Director - Rudolf Biebrach
Script - Robert Wiene
Literary work: Based on the novel “The Mango Tree Miracle” (Das Mangobaumwunder) by Paul Frank and Leo Perutz.
Art Director and Set - Hans Sohnie
Producer - Paul Ebner, Maxim Galitzenstein
Production - Maxim-Film Company, Ebner & Co., Berlin
Studio Maxim-Film Atelier, Berlin, Blucherstrabe 32
Distributed by - Hansa Film
Length - 5 Act, 1453 m 54 min
Cast:
Lotte Neuman as Greti
Hermann Thimig as Dr. Theophil Kircheisen, Chemist
Hans Marr as Baron Bogh
Mabel May-Yong as Lisa Ziegler
Leopold von Ledebur as Ulam Singh, an Indian
Albert Kunze as The old David
Synopsis: Dr. Kircheisen , a chemist , is asked to save Baron Boghs gardener who was bitten by an exotic snake .
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Stiftung.de
1922
Schuld und Sühne
- Crime and Punishment
Premiere - 17 Feb 1922 (world) German
Director - Rudolph Biebrach
Writer - Fritz Keller
Camera - Julius Balting
Art Director, Sets - Hans Sohnle
Producer - Paul Ebner, Maxim Galitzenstein
Production - Maxim-Film Company, Ebner & Co., Berlin
Studio Maxim-Film Atelier, Berlin, Blucherstrabe 32
Length 5 Act ca. 1504 m
(Above five lines From Film Zeit)
Cast:
Rudolph Biebrach
Inge Helgard
Theodore Loos
Mabel May-Yong
Feliz Norfolk
Leopold von Ledebur
Erich Walter
Theodor Loos (Film Zeit)
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, Film Zeit
1922
Millionenschieber
- Millions Slider
Premiere (unknown) German
Director - Rudolph Walther-Fein
Writer - Rudolph Strauss, Arthur Wellin and one mention of Fritz Kraenke (Filmweb.pl)
Camera - Ernest Plhak
Cast:
Sascha Gura as Ethel
Harry Hardt as Bob Stratton
Rudolph Hilberg as E. Wedgewood
Mabel May-Yong as Marge
Erwin Richter as John
Ernst Roberts as A. Steffens
Hans Adalbert Schlettow as Harry
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de,

1922
Frauen, die die Ehe brechen
- Women who commit adultery
Director - Bruno Eichgrun
Art Director - Alfred Columbus
Script - M. O. Green
Camera - Joseg Dietze, Kurt Lande
Length - 5 Acts, 1583 m (5 reels)
Producer - Aafa - Film (Berlin)
Censor - 23 Mar 1922 (banned for minors)
Cast:
Margit Barnay as Sonja, wife of Furst Roburow
Bruno Eichgrun as Nick Carter
Paul Hardtmuth as Petrasch, switchman
Margarete Kupfer as Ruschka, wife of Pestrasch
Frieda Lefndorf as wife of Kozertmeister Ford
Mabel May-Yong as Pula Sibierska, Prima-ballerina from Russia
Max Neumann as Kozertmeister Ford
Felix Norfolk as Camillo, son of Kozertmeister Ford
Ethel Orff as Tanja (The Russian's lass)
Max Ruhbeck as Nagy
Fritz Russ as Davis Moscheles
Robert Scholz as (Prince) Furst Roburow
Emil Sondermann as Gepackmeister
Helene VoB as Frau Kovalovska
Hans wolmerod as Alex, son of Frau Kovalovska
Emil Sondermann - Luggage Master
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, FilmPortal.de
1922
Die Flibustier
- The Filibusters
Director - Karl Gerhardt, Josef Stein
Art Director - Bernhard Schwidewski
Camera - A. O. Weitzenberg (Adolph Otto Weitzenberg)
Censor - 20 Jun 1922
Cast:
Julietta Brandt
Wladimir Bulatow as Konsul Hastings
Walter Doerry as Leutturmwarter
Lili Dominici as Gabriele, Nobody’s wife
Frieda Dredy as Mrs. Rierson or Pierson
Tronier Funder as Francois Lavary
Fred Goebel
Paul Hansen as Fleterwisch. Friend of Nobody
Mabel May-Yong as Filbusta
Hermann Picha as Patachon, Superintendent of Valmidy
Ludwig Rex as Mr. Pierson
Ernst Schmelz as Mezque, owner of a detective Institute
Walter Wolffgram as son of Mr. and Mrs. Pierson
Sylverster Schaffer, Jun. - Nobody
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, FilmPortal.de, for Actor Biographical information Filigree Curry
1922
Der Fund in der Eilenriede oder Liebesrausch und Opfermut
- The Discovery in the Eilenriede or Love Intoxication and Sacrifice
Director Alexander Erdmann-Jesnitzer
Production - Keo Film
Length - 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
ensor - 22 March 1922
Cast:
Victor Colani
Adolphe Engers
Irmgard FoB
Mabel May-Yong
Anna Muller-Linck
Ernst Winar
Synopsis: Action
Source: Steffi-line.de,

1923
Das Kabinett des Dr. Segato
- The Cabinet of Dr. Segato
Production - Aafa-Film AG
Censor - 29 Jan 1923
Length - 5 reels, 1604 m, 102 Min (Kinotv.com)
Cast:
Friedrich Berger
Wilhelm Diegelmann
Bruno Eichgrun
Thea Grobmann
Hugo Lerch
Theodor Loos
Mabel May-Yong
Sybill Morel
Max Neumann
Ethel Orff
Robert Scholz
Elsa Wagner
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, FilmPortal.de
1925
Entsiegelte Lippen
- Unsealed Lips or All Lips
Director - Bruno Eichgrun
Script - M. O. Green
Camera - Heinrich Gartner
Production - Vampyr-Film GmbH
Censor: 5 Feb 1925
Cast:
Wilhelm Diegelmann as Olim Harper
Mabel May-Yong as Mabel, a daughter
Sybill Morel as Meggy, a daughter
Maria Zelenka as Peggy, a daughter
Bruno Eichgrun as Vicomtp Gaston de Kerdignac
Fritz Kampers as Peter Broy (See photo at bottom of page)
Harry Nestor as Timmy Tobb
Source: IMDb, Steffi-line.de, FilmPortal.de


Cast Photographs

Ferdinand Bonn
(20 December 1861
– 24 September 1933)

Lya Mara
(1897-1960)

Fritz Kampers
(1891-1950)

Eva Speyer
(24. August 1883 - 1932)

Florence Roberts
(1861–1940)


Lucie Höfliche
(20 February 1883
- 9 October 1956)

Paul Heidemann
(1884–1968)

Edith Meller
(September 16, 1897
- October 18, 1953

Ethel Orff
(1888-1929)

(February 16, 1899
- )






LOST GALLERY will continue to search for more material on these movies. And contributions will be greatly appreciated.


These are the sources:
Sources:
German Early Cinema Db
Filmweb
Steffi-line.de
Stiftung.de
FilmPortal.de
Film Zeit
and of course good ol'
IMDb


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Friday, December 11, 2015

Album - Mabel May Yong


After visiting the Cabinet Card Gallery page called Mabel May Yong the challenge to find something more about this mysterious actress was irresistible.

Google turned up seven sites discussing her appearance in up to 25 German silent movies. Among them are Sterri-lne.de (in German), European Film Star Postcards website and Cyranos.ch website plus a discussion group called “Silent Horror” message board. Obviously these copied information from one another and each inserts their own opinions about the name variations.

All of these sources tell almost the same story. Mable May-Yong appeared in movies and then disappeared. There is no biological information on her. All that remains beyond some of the movies, are six cabinet card poses printed apparently for promotional purposes.

A few hours spent on Ancestry.com following variations of the name (Mable May, Mabel May-Yong and Mable May Jong, with and without hyphens turned up nothing. The only obvious conclusion one could make is that the name was a stage name.

The next search was on Newspapers.com. It amazingly turned up four articles that included the name. They have been clipped and repeated on this page. One article, from the New York Times says her name is Baroness Alice Mabel von Schenck zu Schweinsberg and “danced” in Germany under the name Mabel May Yong.

So now it was back to Ancestry.com with that name and its variations and another hour that found nothing positive.

Following is a consolidation and paraphrase of what the above websites collected while omitting what appears to be speculation.

There’s no biographical data on Mabel May Yong (or any variation on that name). She apparently began her career as an “exotic” dancer in the mode of Mata Hari (1876-1917) the legendary Dutch dancer. She made her screen debut (as far as we know) as Queen Nyleptha in South African production “Allan Quatermain” (1919) by Horace Lisle Lucoque with Hal Lawrence as the title character in a script based on the novel “King Solomon’s Treasure” (with other title variations such as “King Solomon’s Mines”) by Henry Haggard from around 1885.

Apparently she mimed vampy actress Theda Bara in many of the roles that followed through 1922.

In 1923 she appeared in only one movie, “The Cabinet of Dr. Segato” and in 1925 her last known appearance was in the movie “Unsealed Lips” (sometimes translated “All Lips”) which apparently was a “Vampyre Movie”.

In all, she may have appeared in up to 28 silent movies.
IMDb lists 21 credits under Mabel May Yong, excluding the three titles from 1919 as suggested by Stefi-line.de.
Filmportal.de lists 23.
European Film Star Postcards website says 24 silent movies.
Steffi-line.de website says 25 (One movie is in three parts.)

Then, according to all accounts, she just disappears.

All that is left are sketchy accounts of the movies where she appeared and the seven promotional photographs and a few scant mentions in the newspapers of the era.














New York Times
28 Oct 1914



Evening World
28 Nov 1914



New York Tribune
1 Dec 1914

Washington Post
21 Mar 1915

Now, speculation.

Did our exotic dancer possibly flee Germany and go back to the US to live? Schenck is not a very common name. Ancestry.com allowed a few connections in the right time frame. Some are obviously not our exotic dancer but others present a possible scenario.

In the timeline following, do any of the Census clues apply? There is one mention of an Alice Schenck in Pennsylvania; the rest are all in New York.

The 1905 New York State Census shows an Alice Schenck (b1885) boarding in Union, New York, working as a shoemaker.

The 1915 New York State Census shows an Alice Schenck (b1885) living with her mother Kate in Binghamton , New York, and working as shoemaker

Newspaper accounts from October 1914 through March 1915 show the known Mabel May Yong (Alice Mabel Schenck) was visiting the US from Germany. So the above two mentions of Alice Schenck, the shoe maker, can't apply.

In 1919 Mabel May Yong is credited in two movies (one in South Africa).

The 1920 US Census has an Alice M. Schneck (b1882), a widow, at the Lehigh County Almshouse in Pennsylvania.

In 1920 there are at least seven movies with Mabel May Yong included in the cast.

In 1921 there are at least seven movies with Mabel May Yong included in the cast.

In 1922 there are at least four movies with Mabel May Yong included in the cast.

In 1923 there is one movie listed with Mable May Yong in the cast.

In 1925 there is one movie listed with Mable May Yong in the cast.


The 1930 US Census has an Alice Schenck (b1884) living in Catskill, New York, with her husband Herman. They were married in about 1916 to 1918. (According to her film history, she should have been in Germany in 1919.)

Also in the 1930 US Census there is an Alixe Schenck (b1882) living in Rye, New York with her husband Stewart C. who is a real estate broker. (Spelling may be a census taker’s error or an accidental mark on the form.) Note also that her household "servant" Louise Kennedy was born in Germany.)



The 1940 US Census lists an Alice M. Schenck born 1885, living in New York, New York 1935-1940. Now a widow, no occupation listed.

Do any of these fit our exotic dancer? Some clues are obviously impossible.

Now, let's go to the movies!

While there seems very little on the life of our heroine Mabel May, there were many sources of information on the movies where she has credit. Most of these agree that although there are various spellings of her name, it's still the same Mabel May. Below is a copy of an advertisement for The Cabinet of Dr. Segato made in 1923 in which our Mabel May Yong is billed as Ma De Yongh. The experts say this is still Mabel May Yong.



Listed here are all the movies thought to include Mabel May Yong. This list is compiled from several sources and the sources do not always agree on the spelling or translation of the title, the actors, or even the dates.


1918: Um die Liebe des Dompteurs - To Love the Trainer
1919: Allan Quatermain
1919: Der Diplomatensäugling - Diplomat’s Infant or probably Infant Diplomat
1919/20: Dämon der Welt - Demon World (Listed only by Steffi-line.de, apparently in three parts. Mabel May Yong apparently appears only in parts 2 and 3.)
---1919: Dämon der Welt - II Wirbel des Verderbens - Vortex of Perdition

---1920: Dämon der Welt - III Das goldene Gift - The Golden Gift
1920: Manus Immaculata. Die Unbefleckte Hand - The Immaculate Hand
1920: Der indische Todesring oder Sieben Worte
------- The Indian Death Ring or Seven Worlds
1920: Indische Rache - Indian Revenge
1920: Das schwarze Boot - The Black Boat
1920: Der langsame Tod - The Slow Death
1920: Tamburin und Castagnetten - Tamourine and Castinet
1920: Kriminalpolizei, Abteilung Mord - Criminal, Division Murder
1920: Die Goldene Mauer - The Golden Wall
1920: Eine Gefahrliche Fahrt - A Dangerous Ride OR Dangerous Driving


1921: Fasching - Carnival
1921: Das Haus der Qualen - The House of Torment
1921: Die goldene Maue - The Golden Maue
1921: Der Flug in den Tod - The Flight to their Deaths
1921: Was der Totenkopf erzählt - What Tells the Skull
1921: Erzgauner - Erzgauner (as Mabel May-Jong)
1921: Das Abenteuer des Dr. Kircheisen - The Adventures of Dr. Kircheisen

1922: Schuld und Sühne - Crime and Punishment
1922: Millionenschieber - Millions Slider
1922: Frauen, die die Ehe brechen - Women who commit adultery
1922: Die Flibustier - The Filibusters
1922: Der Fund in der Eilenriede oder Liebesrausch und Opfermut
- The Discovery in the Eilenriede or Love Intoxication and Sacrifice

1923: Das Kabinett des Dr. Segato - The Cabinet of Dr. Segato

1925: Entsiegelte Lippen - Unsealed Lips or All Lips or Open Lips


LOST GALLERY has assembled all information from several sources to form a Mabel May-Yong FILMOGRAPHY.

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