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Living large : Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason

Author: Joseph P Eckhardt; Wilna Hervey; Nan Mason
Publisher: Woodstock, New York : WoodstockArts, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Living Large is by turns a rollicking dual biography and a sweet love story. Wilna Hervey won the role of 'The Powerful Katrinka' in the Toonerville Trolley comedies of the early nineteen-twenties through her impressive size. Wilna's movie work brought her something else that would long endure--a partner for life. While filming on location in the Philadelphia suburbs, Wilna Hervey met Nan Mason, the surprisingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wilna Hervey; Nan Mason
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Eckhardt; Wilna Hervey; Nan Mason
ISBN: 0967926882 9780967926889
OCLC Number: 923555155
Notes: Library copy signed by the author.
Description: 200 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introducing Wilma and Nan --
A very big little girl --
"Wilna Wilde" --
Greenwich Village and Woodstock --
"The original Katrinka" --
Dan Mason's daughter --
California --
Stettling down --
The growth of the soil --
An appetite for art --
Treasure farm --
"You gals certainly are fortunate" --
Stage, screen, and radio --
The war years --
Remembering The Fallen --
"Something new, something different" --
"We have learned to be practical" --
"It seems almost too late" --
Shadows on the sand --
The legacy of Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason --
Endnotes --
List of illustrations --
A Wilma Hervey filmography.
Responsibility: Joseph P. Eckhardt.

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"Living Large is by turns a rollicking dual biography and a sweet love story. Wilna Hervey won the role of 'The Powerful Katrinka' in the Toonerville Trolley comedies of the early nineteen-twenties through her impressive size. Wilna's movie work brought her something else that would long endure--a partner for life. While filming on location in the Philadelphia suburbs, Wilna Hervey met Nan Mason, the surprisingly tall daughter of her Toonerville co-star, Dan Mason. Wilna and Nan became close friends and ultimately life partners. They discovered that they had a mutual passion for art. So when Wilna's cinema work began to wane, she and Nan decided to pursue careers as artists in the famed artists' colony at Woodstock, New York. As artists, Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason evolved into accomplished and imaginative talents, exploring a wide variety of genres over the course of their long careers. As a same-sex couple, living in one of the few American communities where they could comfortably be themselves, the 'Big Girls, ' as they were known locally, carved out extraordinarily creative lives for themselves."--

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