Corinne Griffith

Corinne Griffith (née Griffin; November 21, 1894 – July 13, 1979) was an American film actress, producer, author and businesswoman. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen,"[3] she was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses of the silent film era. In addition to her beauty, Griffith achieved critical recognition for her performance in Frank Lloyd's The Divine Lady (1929), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Corinne Griffith
Corinne-griffith.jpg
Born
Corinne Griffin

(1894-11-21)November 21, 1894
Waco, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 1979(1979-07-13) (aged 84)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • author
  • businesswoman
Years active1916–1932; 1962
Net worth$150 million (1979)[1][2]
Spouse(s)
(m. 1920; div. 1923)
(m. 1924; div. 1934)
(m. 1936; div. 1958)
Danny Scholl
(m. 1965; div. 1965)
Children2, adopted
Signature
Autograph Corinne Griffith.svg

Originally from Texas, Griffith pursued a film career after winning a beauty contest in Southern California. In 1916, she signed a contract with Vitagraph Studios, appearing in numerous films for the studio through the remainder of the decade. In 1920, she began making films for First National Pictures, and became one of the studio's bigger stars. In the mid-1920s, she began executive-producing features, and served as a producer on 1925's Déclassée and Classified, in both of which she starred.

In the latter part of the 1920s, Griffith's film career slowed, though she had lead performances in Outcast (1928) and the drama The Garden of Eden (also 1928). The following year, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Divine Lady. She starred in Lilies of the Field, a remake of the 1924 film in which she had also starred. Her following film, Back Pay (1930), was promoted as Griffith's final screen appearance before her retirement. She did, however, appear as the lead in Lily Christine, her first sound film, two years later.

After 1932, Griffith retired from acting and became a successful author and businesswoman, writing numerous fiction and non-fiction books, as well as venturing into real estate, in which she had begun investing in the 1920s. She married her third husband, Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, in 1936, and remained married to him until 1958. She made her final film appearance with a minor role in Paradise Alley (1962), which marked her first screen appearance in 28 years. A biographical film about Griffith's life was released in 1963 titled Papa's Delicate Condition, based on her 1952 memoir and focusing on the relationship between her and her father. After suffering a stroke in July 1979, Griffith was hospitalized in Santa Monica, California, where she died shortly after of a heart attack. She left behind a reported estate of $150 million, making her one of the wealthier women in the world at that time.[2]

BiographyEdit

1894–1932: Early life and Vitagraph filmsEdit

Griffith was born Corinne Griffin on November 21, 1894[a] in Waco, Texas,[b] one of two daughters born to John Lewis "Jack" Griffin, a Methodist minister and train conductor of the Texas & Pacific railway,[12] and Amboline Ghio.[13] Griffith's maternal grandfather, Antonio Ghio, was an Italian immigrant who became a successful businessman in Texas,[14] and was a three-time mayor of Texarkana;[15] her maternal grandmother, Maria Anthes, also an immigrant, was a native of Darmstadt, Germany.[16] At the time of Griffith's birth, her mother Amboline was in her early 20s, while her father, John, was nearly 40.[17] Griffith's parents had married in 1887, and the wedding was a celebrated event among local high-society.[15]

Griffith and her sister were raised Catholic.[18] Her early years were spent in Waco[19] before the family moved to Texarkana, Texas, where Griffith lived until age 10; she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the Sacred Heart Convent school.[20] Her father died in Mineral Wells, Texas in March 1912.[12] After completing her primary education, Griffin enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin for the 1912–1913 semester year.[21][22] She also worked as a dancer before she began her acting career.[23]

Accounts of Griffith's entry into the film industry vary.[24] At some point after her father's death, Griffith left Texas and relocated with her mother and sister, Augusta, to Southern California.[25] Some sources claim she was urged by Vitagraph Studios director Rollin S. Sturgeon to pursue an acting career after winning a beauty contest in Santa Monica, California, in which Sturgeon was a judge.[26][27] According to another account, Griffith met Sturgeon at a high-society event in Crescent City, California, and he offered her a film contract on the spot.[28] In a 1919 newspaper article, Griffith said she was approached by Sturgeon in New Orleans after she won a pageant during the Mardi Gras festival.[29] According to Griffith, Sturgeon suggested she become an actress, and several months later she traveled to California to meet with executives at Vitagraph.[29]

 
Griffith in 1918

In 1916, she signed a $15-weekly contract with Vitagraph,[25] and took the stage name Corinne Griffith.[30] She made her screen debut in a short film titled La Paloma, opposite Earle Williams.[29] She appeared in a series of short films for the studio before becoming a leading lady.[25] On April 22, 1920, Griffith married her first husband, Webster Campbell, in a private ceremony in Oceanside, California.[31]

Griffith's performance in one of her later films for Vitagraph, The Broadway Bubble (1920), was described by a critic of the Austin American-Statesman as the, "strongest and most fascinating role in her notable career" and lauded it as her, "crowning achievement."[32]

1923–1932: First National contractEdit

 
Griffith in Six Days (1923)

In 1923, after three years of marriage, Griffith divorced Campbell, who she claimed was an abusive alcoholic.[33] The same year, Griffith left Vitagraph Studios, signing a more lucrative contract of $10,000 a week with First National,[25] where she became one of their most popular stars.[34] Her first film for the studio was Frank Lloyd's Black Oxen (1923), a drama in which she portrayed a mysterious Austrian countess. The film, in which Griffith co-starred with Conway Tearle and Clara Bow, became a hit.[35]

Griffith married producer Walter Morosco in February, 1924.[31] The same year, she starred in and executive-produced three pictures: Single Wives, Love's Wilderness, and Lilies of the Field.[36] All three of the films were box-office hits.[37] By 1927, Griffith had begun investing her film income in real estate and owned approximately $500,000 worth of properties.[1]

In 1928, she had the starring role in The Garden of Eden for United Artists which, though critically praised, was not a box-office hit.[38] Disappointed by the film's lackluster dividends, Griffith returned to First National to appear in Frank Lloyd's The Divine Lady (1929), a sound film featuring synchronized music, but no audible dialogue.[38] Griffith earned critical accolades for her performance, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.[38][39]

Griffith's first full sound film was Lilies of the Field, a remake of her 1924 silent film in the same role. Griffith's voice, which was regarded as nasal,[25] did not record well (The New York Times stated that she "talked through her nose"),[3] and the film was a box office flop.[40] The following year, she starred in the drama Back Pay (1930), based on a story by Fannie Hurst, which was promoted as her final screen appearance.[38] After a two-year hiatus, Griffith starred in the British film Lily Christine (1932)[41] and then left the public eye completely.[38]

1933–1964: Post-film careerEdit

After her retirement from film, Griffith divorced Morosco in 1934. Two years later, she married businessman and Washington Redskins owner George Preston Marshall. In December 1941, the couple adopted two daughters, Pamela and Cynthia.[42] In the early years of her marriage to Marshall, she composed the lyrics to the Redskins fight song "Hail to the Redskins", which became one of the most famous football anthems.[43]

In the 1940s, Griffith began investing in real estate in the Los Angeles area.[44] She funded the construction of four commercial buildings on all four corners of the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California.[44] The construction of the buildings, each named after her, proved lucrative, and she turned down an offer of $2.5 million for them in 1950.[11] The same year, she spoke at the inaugural National Association of Real Estate Boards convention in Florida.[44] "I liked the vacant business lots I saw in Beverly Hills with the For Sale signs on them," she recalled. "They were so near the beautiful homes there in that section and I couldn't help but feel that someday the business section would grow up to the great buying power of these wealthy estates."[44]

"I got my money without the help of any man. Women wise enough to earn their own money will get a broader understanding of life, a new respect from their husbands and a bank account which they can use without resorting to the old tricks that sicken every wife at heart."

In addition to her real estate ventures, beginning in the 1950s, Griffith became a vocal supporter of repealing the 16th Amendment, which authorized income tax.[25] Over the ensuing decade, she gave approximately 500 speeches on the subject.[45] Commenting on her dedication to the topic, she stated: "We have no substitute of other taxes because we have no substitute for waste, graft and corruption. If the federal government will eliminate only part of its waste, just 40 billions of dollars a year of its waste...  I can prove to you in dollars and cents that the government does not need the income tax."[46] Griffith also spoke in support of women seeking their own financial autonomy: "I got my money without the help of any man. Women wise enough to earn their own money will get a broader understanding of life, a new respect from their husbands and a bank account which they can use without resorting to the old tricks that sicken every wife at heart."[8]

Griffith was also an accomplished writer who published eleven books, including two best-sellers, My Life with the Redskins (1947), and the memoir Papa's Delicate Condition (1952), which chronicled her upbringing and family life in Texarkana.[26] Her third publication, 1955's Eggs I Have Known, was a recipe book.[4] In 1958, Griffith divorced Marshall. In 1960, she was honored for her contributions to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. She later published her fourth book, Antiques I Have Known, a non-fiction book about her interest in antiques.[47] Griffith returned to the screen in 1962 in the low-budget melodrama Paradise Alley, which received scant release and marked her final film role. Also in 1962, she published two books: Hollywood Stories, a selection of fictional short stories,[26] and Taxation Without Representation—or, Your Money Went That-a-Way, which argued against the income tax.[46] The following year, her memoir Papa's Delicate Condition was made into a biographical feature film of the same name starring Jackie Gleason.[48]

1965–1979: Claims about identity and final yearsEdit

In February 1965, she married her fourth husband, Broadway actor Danny Scholl in Alexandria, Virginia.[49] Scholl was 44 years old, more than 25 years younger than Griffith.[49] The couple separated after two months of marriage.[49] Within the year, Griffith filed for a divorce after a judge denied her motion for an annulment; she contended that the marriage had not been consummated.[49] Pending trial, she was ordered to pay Scholl alimony of $200 per month beginning in December 1964.[49]

During the divorce court proceedings in May 1966,[49] Griffith testified that she was actually not Corinne Griffith. She instead claimed that she was the Corinne's younger sister, who although twenty years younger had taken Corinne's place when she died in 1924.[50] She also denied having married her former two husbands, Webster Campbell and Walter Morosco.[31] In court, Scholl's attorney proposed that Griffith had falsified her age in the couple's marriage documents as well as failed to disclose her previous two marriages.[31] Upon being questioned about her age, Griffith refused to comment, stating that her religion, Christian Science, prevented her from publicly disclosing it.[26] She also claimed not to have kept record of her age since she was 13 years old.[31] Actresses Betty Blythe and Claire Windsor, who had both known Griffith since the 1920s, contradicted her testimony, but did not shake her story, and she continued to claim that she was in fact Corinne's sister.[51][52]

In a subsequent interview, Griffith further complicated her story, claiming to be Corinne's twin named Mary, rather than her younger sister:

I am Mary Griffith. Her twin sister. Let me explain. She, Corinne, was starring in a film in Mexico in 1920. She was stricken by a mysterious local malady and died suddenly at age twenty-four. Mr. Adolph Zukor, head of Paramount, called me in person and told me I must save the day; a cancellation of the picture would be a disaster for the studio. He told me what had happened; I cried and cried. He said I must pull myself together: there was a million dollars in it if I would become my sister. I had never acted and didn't want to act. But I couldn't resist the money, and I felt Corinne would want me to help. So I went to Mexico and took over, and nobody knew the difference. From then on, I was Corinne Griffith.[53]

In the same interview, she stated that Corinne had been buried in an unmarked grave in Mexico.[53]

Following the publicity surrounding her divorce and identity claims, Griffith spent the remainder of her years writing. In 1969, she published Not for Men Only – but Almost, a non-fiction book detailing the appeal of sports to men, and its lack of appeal for most women.[54] She published another collection of personal non-fiction stories titled This You Won't Believe in 1972.[26] Her final book I'm Lucky at Cards (1974) was a book of her essays.[55]

Screen and public imageEdit

Griffith was lauded by numerous publications for her beauty. Valeria Beletti, a secretary of Samuel Goldwyn, described Griffith as "the most beautiful of all the silent stars, talented or otherwise," despite the fact that she personally found Griffith abrasive: "very haughty and disdainful. She looks at no one but her dogs, and is generally disliked by all."[26] According to biographer Anthony Slide, the common phrase "the camera loves her" was first coined for Griffith.[26]

In addition to her appearance, Griffith took efforts to maintain a decorous and healthful image, claiming never to have smoked or drank alcohol.[56] She also avoided swearing and refrained from wearing make-up when not appearing on film.[56] Columnist Adela Rogers St. Johns once referred to Griffith as "innocence personified."[56]

DeathEdit

Griffith suffered a stroke in early July 1979, brought on by cerebral arteriosclerosis, and was hospitalized at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California.[57] She died there shortly after of a heart attack on July 13, aged 84.[26] Her sister Augusta, from whom she had been estranged, had died only weeks earlier.[57] Griffith's remains were cremated by the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, and buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean.[7] At the time of her death, Griffith's estate was valued at $150 million, principally real estate.[1]

FilmographyEdit

 
Motion Picture Classic magazine, September 1921, cover art by Benjamin Eggleston (1867–1937).
Key
  Denotes a lost or presumed lost film.
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1916 La Paloma   Stella Short film [58]
1916 Bitter Sweet   Ruth Slatter – John's Wife Short film [59]
1916 When Hubby Forgot   The Maid Short film [60]
1916 Sin's Penalty   Lola Wilson Short film [61]
1916 Miss Adventure   Gloria Short film [62]
1916 The Cost of High Living Jack's Sister Short film [63]
1916 The Rich Idler   Marion- Mary's Friend Short film [4]
1916 Ashes   The Nurse Short film [4]
1916 The Waters of Lethe   Joyce Denton Short film [4]
1916 The Yellow Girl Corinne Short film [4]
1916 A Fool and His Friend   Short film [4]
1916 Through the Wall   Pussy Wimott [59]
1916 The Last Man   Lorna [59]
1916 His Wife's Allowance   Short film [64]
1917 The Mystery of Lake Lethe   Short film [4]
1917 The Stolen Treaty   Irene Mitchell [59]
1917 Transgression   Marion Hayward [59]
1917 The Love Doctor   Blanche Hildreth [59]
1917 I Will Repay   Virginia Rodney [59]
1917 Who Goes There?   Karen Girard [59]
1918 The Menace   Virginia Denton [59]
1918 Love Watches   Jacqueline Cartaret [59]
1918 The Clutch of Circumstance   Ruth Lawson [59]
1918 The Girl of Today   Leslie Selden [59]
1918 Miss Ambition   Marta [59]
1919 The Adventure Shop   Phyllis Blake [59]
1919 The Girl Problem   Erminie Foster [59]
1919 The Unknown Quantity   Mary Boyne [59]
1919 Thin Ice Alice Winton [59]
1919 A Girl at Bay   Mary Allen [59]
1919 The Bramble Bush   Kaly Dial [59]
1919 The Climbers Blanche Sterling [59]
1920 The Tower of Jewels   Emily Cottrell [59]
1920 Human Collateral   Patricia Langdon [59]
1920 Deadline at Eleven   Helen Stevens [59]
1920 The Garter Girl   Rosalie Ray [59]
1920 Babs   Barbara Marvin; "Babs" [59]
1920 The Whisper Market   Erminie North [59]
1920 The Broadway Bubble   Adrienne Landreth/Drina Lynn [59]
1921 It Isn't Being Done This Season   Marcia Ventnor [59]
1921 What's Your Reputation Worth?   Cara Deene [59]
1921 Moral Fibre   Marion Wolcott [59]
1921 The Single Track   Janette Gildersleeve [59]
1922 Received Payment   Celia Hughes [59]
1922 A Virgin's Sacrifice   Althea Sherrill [59]
1922 Island Wives   Elsa Melton [59]
1922 Divorce Coupons   Linda Catherton [59]
1922 The Common Law   Valerie West [59]
1923 Black Oxen Madame Zatianny/Mary Ogden [59]
1923 Six Days Laline Kingston [59]
1924 Single Wives Betty Jordan Executive producer [59]
1924 Love's Wilderness Linda Lou Heath Executive producer [59]
1924 Lilies of the Field   Mildred Harker Executive producer [59]
1925 Déclassée Lady Helen Haden Producer [59]
1925 Classified Babs Comet Producer [59]
1925 Infatuation   Violet Bancroft Executive producer [59]
1925 The Marriage Whirl   Marian Hale Executive producer [59]
1926 Mademoiselle Modiste   Fifi Executive producer [59]
1926 Into Her Kingdom   Grand Duchess Tatiana (at 12 and 20) Executive producer [59]
1926 Syncopating Sue   Susan Adams Executive producer [59]
1927 The Lady in Ermine   Mariana Beltrami Executive producer [59]
1927 Three Hours Madeline Durkin Executive producer [59]
1928 The Garden of Eden Toni LeBrun [59]
1928 Outcast Miriam [59]
1929 Saturday's Children   Bobby Halevy [59]
1929 Prisoners   Riza Riga [59]
1929 The Divine Lady Lady Emma Hart Hamilton Nominated— Academy Award for Best Actress [59]
1930 Lilies of the Field   Mildred Harker [59]
1930 Back Pay Hester Bevins [59]
1932 Lily Christine Lily Christine Summerset [59]
1962 Paradise Alley Mrs. Wilson Alternative title: Stars in the Backyard [59]

BibliographyEdit

  • My Life with the Redskins (1947) – history of the Washington Redskins football team, owned by her husband, George Marshall
  • Papa's Delicate Condition (1952) – memoir of her childhood
  • Eggs I Have Known (1955) – collection of recipes
  • Antiques I Have Known (1961) – book about her interest in antiques
  • Taxation Without Representation—or, Your Money Went That-a-Way (1962) – Griffith's argument against taxes
  • I Can't Boil Water (1963) – collection of recipes she obtained from famous restaurants
  • Hollywood Stories (1963) – collection of short fiction written by Griffith
  • Truth Is Stranger (1964) – collection of true stories and anecdotes told by Griffith that struck her as stranger than any fiction
  • Not for Men Only – but Almost (1969) – a book on sports and its lack of appeal for most women
  • This You Won't Believe (1972) – another collection similar to Truth Is Stranger
  • I'm Lucky at Cards (1974) – a book of various essays by Griffith

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Some sources state Griffith was born November 24,[4] though biographer Anthony Slide[5] as well as the National Museum of American History[6] among others[7] cite November 21 as her birthdate. Sources regarding her birth year erroneously vary from 1896[4] to 1906,[8] though the California Death Index corroborates November 21, 1894 as her birthday.[9] Additionally, U.S. census records from 1900 indicate that a then-six-year-old Corinne Griffin resided in a Waco boardinghouse with her father, J. L. Griffin, mother, A. Griffin, and sister, "Gussie" (Augusta).[10]
  2. ^ Several sources claim Texarkana as Griffith's birthplace, but her obituary in The New York Times[8] states that she was born in Waco. This is supported by an article from The Washington Post that states Griffith herself asserted that she had been born in Waco, not Texarkana, though she was raised in the latter.[11]

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  3. ^ a b Porter 2005, p. 301.
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  5. ^ Slide 2010, p. 168.
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  7. ^ a b Wilson 2016, p. 300.
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  9. ^ California Death Index, 1940–1997 (November 26, 2014). Corinne Griffith, 13 Jul 1979; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento. Retrieved October 11, 2019. (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Corine Griffin in household of Joe Lehman, Waco city Ward 4, McLennan, Texas, United States", United States Census, 1900; Waco, Texas; roll T623, page 18A, line 7, enumeration district 78, Family History film 1,241,656. (subscription required) Archived copy.
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  14. ^ Pylant 2014, pp. 6–14.
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  34. ^ Lowe 2004, p. 258.
  35. ^ Woodward 1999, p. 96.
  36. ^ Sanchez 1930, p. 411.
  37. ^ Bodeen 1975, p. 518.
  38. ^ a b c d e Bodeen 1975, p. 520.
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  52. ^ Higham 2004, p. 14.
  53. ^ a b Higham 2004, p. 132.
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