July 15, 1916: Mabel Normand on the cover of Photoplay Magazine

Mabel Normand on the cover of Photoplay in July 1916.
Mabel Normand on the cover of Photoplay in July 1916.

The popularity of actress Mabel Normand in 1916 was at a very high level, and she was on the cover of magazines and several publicity ads.

On July 15 of that year, she appeared on the cover of Photoplay Magazine, who also ran a few pages dedicated to her under the title: «Mabel Normand— At Home Again«. Here is a transcription of what Photoplay had to say:

This has been the gayest winter in New York’s history. Capital of the world, and all that. Mabel Normand was there.

We don’t connect the two events, any more than we connect sunshine and growing grass, or blue eggs and baby robins. Draw your own conclusions. But what we took Remington in hand to say was: Mabel Normand has left her Broadway evenings, and her Fort Lee daytimes, and has transcontinentaled herself back to Los Angeles; the place which made her one in fame with the Queen of Sheba, and Juliet, and Empress Josephine, and other prominent society dames.

Herewith the lens paints her first lazy, loungy, comfy day in her own home on the Angel City’s Orange street.


Above, she is only eating a fountain pen; she is not really writing a letter. On the following page she is giving all outdoors a treat by looking at it;


and on the page after that she becomes lost in the world’s greatest magazine.


On that same issue, Photoplay published and ad with Miss Normand’s image: