Post by Terry Harbin on Oct 30, 2010 16:16:59 GMT -5
NEW WHARTON SERIAL WINS HIGH PRAISE ---------- N.Y.Critics Who Saw Private Exhibition Enthusiastic-- Shown Here May 8. ----------- The first few episodes of the "Mysteries of Myra," the Wharton-Hearst serial now being produced in this city, were privately exhibited for the first time at 10:30 o'clock yesterday in New York to a number of exhibitors, experts and newspapermen.
The pictures are proclaimed by several New York newspapers to constitute one of the greatest serials ever seen.
"Wid," one of the best know motion picture critics yesterday afternoon sent a telegram of congratulations to Wharton, Inc., in which he said: "Myra Tremendous hit. All exhibitors enthusiastic. Congratulations."
"The serial, which bids fair to be the most popular photoplay series of episodes ever shown in the country was "made in Ithaca."
Practically every scene was taken in this city and it is said to be the finest product of the Wharton company.
The first episode will make its initial appearance in this city on May 8 at both the Star and Lyceum.
The date of release of the films was to have been on April 24, but because both theaters had pictures booked in advance the release date for Ithaca was postponed two weeks.