Talk:Ruth Roland

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According to everything credible I can find, Roland started with Kalem in 1911, when they opened their Santa Monica studio:[1] "When my money was gone I applied at the Biograph studio - the biggest one then. This was in 1911." and "Then I got a phone call. It was Mr. Chandler, to tell me that the Kalem people were starting a new Western company and wanted a leading woman. He told me to go to Santa Monica and apply."[2] Her first film appears to have been A Chance Shot in 1911.[3] Accordingly, I'm removing the earlier shorts.


  1. ^ Anthony Slide (25 February 2014). The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry. Taylor & Francis. p. 218. ISBN 978-1-135-92561-1. 
  2. ^ Frohman, Ray W. (1 February 1920). "And Along Came Ruth". The Houston Post. 35 (303). Houston, Texas. p. 58 – via 
  3. ^ Staff writer (1924). Stars of the Photoplay. Chicago, Illinois: Photoplay Magazine. p. 208.