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The Moving Picture Girls

Laura Lee Hope

Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere tries acting in the moving pictures (which being silent, would not need him to speak at all) but Mr. DeVere considers that business to be common and cheap. However, when they receive an eviction notice, and local shops refuse to extend credit, Mr. DeVere may have no choice ... and where he goes, his daughters will follow. Summary by Cori Samuel.

Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere tries acting in the moving pictures (which being silent, would not need him to speak at all) but Mr. DeVere considers that business to be common and cheap. However, when they receive an eviction notice, and local shops refuse to extend credit, Mr. DeVere may have no choice ... and where he goes, his daughters will follow. Summary by Cori Samuel.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Ruth and Alice DeVere and their father Hosmer struggle to make ends meet in New York City - times are hard, even for a talented actor like Mr. DeVere. Just as he successfully auditions for a new play, an old voice affliction renders him terribly hoarse and he loses the role. Despite voice rest and medical treatment, Mr. DeVere's voice fails to improve, and it is impossible to find theatre work. A friend and neighbour in their apartment building suggests that Mr. DeVere tries acting in the moving pictures (which being silent, would not need him to speak at all) but Mr. DeVere considers that business to be common and cheap. However, when they receive an eviction notice, and local shops refuse to extend credit, Mr. DeVere may have no choice ... and where he goes, his daughters will follow. Summary by Cori Samuel.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:27