Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand


An absolutely magnificent wrap on Gaby but the hat, did it grow that way? A glorious outfit for a vampire dance; she most have been a real ‘cat’ lover…!

Marilyn Slater

Looking for Mabel

February 23, 2013



The very latest “Famous Player” is Miss Gaby Deslys.  That this has created a sensation goes without saying and the comments in the London press amply endorse the fact that the Famous Players Company have achieved something out of the ordinary in persuading this charming and renowned actress to appear before the camera. 

Miss Deslys sailed for Europe on May 16th on the “Imperator,”  en route for Paris and the company’s new studio in that city.  Miss Deslys will in a specially written scenario, introducing her famous vampire dance.

Illustrated Film Monthly – March/August 1914, page 303 – courtesy Bruce Long