Aileen Pringle

Aileen Pringle
RKO Theatre

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Aileen Pringle
Film: North side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actress
Born Aileen Bisbee on July 23, 1895 in San Francisco, CA
Died Dec. 16, 1989 in Manhattan, NY

Aileen Pringle was an urbane socialite who became a silent-screen star and the darling of such literary figures as H.L. Mencken and George Jean Nathan.

Pringle played leading roles in more than 60 films. Two of her best known—"His Hour" and "Three Weeks"—were based on scripts by Elinor Glyn. Glyn had hand-picked Pringle for the latter role, that of a sensual heroine.

Known for her sometimes off-color wisecracks as the silent camera captured her movements, she was credited with a notable piece of Hollywood lore.

According to the book "The Movies," Pringle and Conrad Nagel were filming a scene from "Three Weeks" in which he was carrying her horizontally. Her lips are seen to move and, according to the book, she was not whispering words of endearment to Nagel but was saying, "If you drop me, you bastard, I'll break your neck."

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