Tag: Fontaine La Rue

  • Fontaine La Rue: Her story told in Hairpins and Dead Ends

    Fontaine La Rue: Her story told in Hairpins and Dead Ends

    Fontaine La Rue fascinated me for years, but she was elusive. I wanted to know what became of her and what her life was like before and after she left films. She was Dora Rogers, the Keystone Vamp, in the 1910s, and Fontaine La Rue in the 1920s. That I knew, but what became of […]

  • The world according to Fontaine La Rue and other upcoming Hollywood adventures

    By Michael G. Ankerich If you know me at all, you know that I have a thing for actress Fontaine La Rue. I can’t call her my favorite actress because I’ve never seen one of her films.  I like her as a personality and for so many other reasons. When I began searching for her about two […]

  • You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave

    I’ve been back from Los Angeles for over a month now, but I feel that part of me is still there. Like that line from Hotel California, “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.” I first came to Los Angeles almost 30 years ago. In many ways, part of me […]

  • Where are you, Fontaine La Rue?

    I admit that I’m a bit obsessed with Fontaine La Rue, the actress who started out in films in the mid-teens as Dora Rogers (Rodgers), a comedienne with Mack Sennett.  In the late 1910s, she changed her name to Fontaine La Rue and moved from comedy to vamps, vixens, sirens, and sorceresses. When I say […]