Ruth Ann Baldwin 1915

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    Writer, screenwriter and film director.

    Ruth Ann Baldwin applied for an emergency passport at the US Embassy in London on 22 Feb 1914. She wished to extend her passport to include a trip to France before her return to the US. Her citizenship was attested to by John D. Lippett, managing director of the Trans-Atlantic Film Company. She was born 30 Sep 1889 in West Suffield, CT, and married, about 1916, actor Leo O. Pierson.

    "One of several women screenwriters given the opportunity to also direct at bustling Universal in the 1910s, Ruth Ann Baldwin had been a newspaper reporter and publicity director prior to entering films in 1913. Baldwin wrote for such Universal producer/directors as serial expert Henry McRae, the veteran Otis Turner, and the up-and-coming Frank Lloyd prior to directing '49-'17 (1917), a Western starring her husband Leo Pierson. There would be a few other opportunities to both write and direct, but Baldwin seems to have left films in the very early '20s." ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi


    There's an excellent profile of Ruth Ann Baldwin at:

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