Cutie Beautiful was the name pinned on Clarine Seymour by someone on D. W. Griffith's staff. She was a dancer who had shown off a pair of very shapely gams in a musical number that had her whirling about in a grass skirt of the South Seas.
I was working for Griffith in those days. The big fashion news of that year for milady was the hobbleskirt. These skirts were snug around the ankles, prompting short, mincing steps. The streetcars the great red cars of the Pacific Electric ran by Griffith's studio then, and when Cutie Beautiful climbed aboard the P. E. to head for home, it was an event of the day. The word would go around that Clarine was headed for home, and a half dozen of us woul