"I was still Lucille LeSueur in "Pretty Ladies" and I don't think I was noticed by anyone."
"Pretty Ladies" (1925)
Cast: ZaSu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman, Bernard Randall, Helen D' Algy, Conrad Nagel, Norma Shearer,
Geroge K. Arthur, Paul Ellis, Roy D'Arcy, Gwen Lee, Dorothy Seastrom, Lew Harvey, Chad Huber, Walter Shumway, Dan Crimmins,
Jimmy Quinn, Lucille LeSueur (as showgirl "Bobby"), Myrna Williams (Myrna Loy).
Maggie (Zasu Pitts) is a dancer and comedienne who longs for the type of romantic liaisons that her prettier co-workers enjoy. She eventually finds love with Al Cassidy (Tom Moore) but he finds love with someone else, leaving Maggie (Zasu Pitts) broken hearted. When Al (Tom Moore) comes crawling back to beg Maggie (Zasu Pitts) for forgiveness, she takes him back.
Above: This rare photo is from Donna Nowak. Lucille LeSueur (Joan Crawford)
Joan was credited with her real name, "Lucille Le Sueur." Joan only appeared in a couple of scenes as an extra. Another soon to be star, Myrna Loy, also appeared as an extra in this film, however she was credited as Myrna Williams.
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Reviewer, "JY" says...
Although the film is missing its technicolor reel, which featured Ann Pennington and Lilyan Tashman, the plot and production
values make it the best representaion of life in front of, and benind the sceens at the Ziegfeld Follies. Starring Zasu Pitts
in perhaps her greatest role as the loveless "Fanny Brice" comedian of the Follies. Joan Crawford as her "best
friend" shines and shows great promise. During the "Snowball Ballet" Joan can be seen near Myrna Loy on the
far left side of the chorus line.
The New York Times (1925) had this to say, "Here is one of those backstage photoplays, with a very commonplace story,
and yet it has been made a thoroughly worthwhile film."
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