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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US title lobby card from the lost teens WWI-themed silent film war drama, THE SERVICE STAR, released in 1918 by Goldwyn Distributing Corp. and directed by Charles Miller. 


Printed on a semi-glossy stock, the balanced design features a patriotic image depicting Madge Kennedy ("The Girl with the Eyes and the Smile") in an embrace with Clarence Oliver with credits on either side rendered inside an oval frame with a service star at the top. It is unrestored in very good- condition.


*"The Service Star (aka The Flag of Mothers) is an American silent film directed by Charles Miller. The film stars Madge Kennedy as a young woman who pretends to be the fiancée of a famous flying ace during World War I. The film was copyrighted under the title The Flag of Mothers and was released in July 1918, four months before the end of the conflict.


According to publicity for The Service Star, some scenes were shot in Washington, D.C., as well as in various towns in northern New Jersey, and on Long Island, New York. While on location in Long Island, a parade of American Civil War veterans who gave a tribute to drafted boys leaving for boot camp was incorporated into the film. Like many American films of the time, The Service Star was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, in Reel 5, the Chicago Board of Censors cut the shooting of the chemist. The Service Star is a lost film. During its original release, it was paired with a short Harold Lloyd comedy in some theaters."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"A homely young girl, lonely and unhappy because she alone of all the girls in her town does not have a soldier sweetheart, pretends to be the fiancée of a famous combat aviator. When the flyer's mother learns of the "engagement," she accepts the girl as her future daughter-in-law, just in time for complications to arise in the form of the truth."
*(source: IMDb)



THE SERVICE STAR (1918) US Title Lobby Card

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