A note that Bruce Long found in "Close-Up", March 5, 1923, a poem by editor Marshall Lorimer to welcome Mabel Normand back to Hollywood from Europe. She had left for
October 26, 2015
“Now as far as I am able – I can only tell you, MABEL,
I’m mighty glad to see you back again.
Your lonesome loyal friends sought you in vain.
I read of your exploits abroad, Oh how a Marquis or a Lord,
Were paying homage to your fame and Art,
But somehow – something told me - -
That the Lady who made
Would “heart-free” from those
Shores, in time, depart.
FRIEND – while you were
Gone – “SUZANNA”
Kept us company in the manner
And made us all see what a SOUL, you had.
This cheered in a manner speaking,
For it did “the bit” in keeping
Alright the tender speck for a Comrade.
This is indeed your Banner Year!
The HEART of
Pours out its wealth to you on your return.
All the Floral Tributes offered
And less fragrant than what’s covered
In Hearts of Friends you day by day discern