Tag: Lucille Ricksen

  • Ready for her closeup: Amy Pierce confronts her troubling past life as a silent film actress

    By Michael G. Ankerich In my last blog, Lucille Ricksen, Reincarnation, and my Television Debut, I shared a bit more about my May adventure in Shadowland and introduced you to Amy Pierce and her mother, Theresa.  Amy and Theresa are featured in an upcoming episode of  Ghost Inside My Child, a Lifetime Movie Network series that airs August 23. The […]

  • Lucille Ricksen, reincarnation, and my television debut

    By Michael G. Ankerich Destiny turns a dime, or so says the old Pam Tillis tune. Three months ago, in early May, I thought my weeks ahead were inked into my calendar. I was busy working on my new book, Hairpins and Dead Ends , and packing the house for a move across town. A […]

  • Lucille Ricksen — Sacrificed to Hollywood

    By Michael G. Ankerich Of all the actresses I researched and wrote about in Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels, none have stuck with me more than Lucille Ricksen. Her death in 1925, at the age of 14, still troubles me. I grieve for the loss of a teenager who became one of the first causalities of Hollywood. If […]

  • When Night Time Comes

    This tattered page from a mid-1920s movie magazine has inspired me for decades. It is one of my treasures. When I was writing Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels, the stories of 14 young women who became actresses in silent films and suffered in their personal and professional lives along the way, I kept this poem […]