Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

July 9

The silent film, Caprice of the Mountains, was released on this day (1916). Mormon actresses Sarah Alexander and her niece, Lisle Leigh, appeared in Caprice and other films by the same company at eighty and thirty-seven, respectively. The Deseret News reported of Alexander that she was "distinguished as the eldest actress who had ever been filmed." - Mormon Cinema: Origins to 1952 by Randy Astle (Mormon Arts Center, 2018) p. 123

Glen Nelson