A Coney Island Princess (1916)

Irene Fenwick  in A CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS (1916)

Irene Fenwick (left)

Irene Fenwick in CONEY ISLAND PRINCESS (1916)

Irene Fenwick (right)

Berkeley Daily Gazette, December 30, 1916


Patrons of the T. & D. will be given a treat tomorrow in the shape of an unusually entertaining comedy-drama entitled "A Coney Island Princess," the photo-adaption of Edward Sheldon's successful play "The Princess Zim-Aim." Owen Moore, one of the best known actors of the motion picture stage, as Irene Fenwick, who is equally as popular, will be seen in the leading roles. On the same program will be shown a Paramount comedy, Pathe News and an excellent Pictograph.

That oil and water will not mix, is an old axiom that is brought home with great force in "A Coney Island Princess." The picture play shows conclusively that Coney island and Fifth avenue cannot mingle on the same social plane. Fifth avenue's manners and garb are very humorous in the eyes of Coney Island and Coney Island's lack of manners and garb are equally humorous to Fifth avenue - where they are not shockingly offensive.

Slices from these two very different strata of society meet and try to mingle on the screen in "A Coney Island Princess." The result is one of the most fascinating combinations of comedy and drama that has been seen on the screen for a long while. One can imagine a Coney Island dancer, Tessie Mooney, introduced to Fifth avenue as the fiancée of one of the "400". Then picture her father, the owner of the 'Turkish Dream,' ?gling into "open-face rags which skid on his feet and mufflers ? mits." He is officially dressed ?reception in honor of his daughter and spends most of his time ? his aching feet out of his peter ?er shoes.

That is but one of the many humorous situations of the pro?. The story is not without ?, there being many touching scenes that mark the advent of the little ? into New York's select social ?. The program will be shown for three days.

Berkeley Daily Gazette, January 1, 1917


At the T. & D. theater yesterday "A Coney Island Princess" proved as entertaining a motion picture as it was a speaking stage success under the title of "The Princess Zim-Zim." It also proved a big drawing card for, in spite of the inclement weather large crowds viewed the afternoon and evening performances. This picture, together with a Paramount comedy, Pathe News and a Pictograph, will be shown today and tomorrow.

"A Coney island Princess" is the story of a pretty little entertainer from New York's big amusement part who goes to live in the fashionable section of Gotham. Her trials and triumphs and failures form a highly amusing and at the same time pathetic story. Although filled with comedy situations the play is not without its serious side, which brings out the old axiom that oil and water will not mix. However, the effort to diffuse these two highly opposite liquids gives opportunity for the presentation of an excellent story which is strikingly well portrayed.

The principals in "A Coney Island Princess" are Owen Moore and Irene Fenwick, both of whom are widely known among motion picture enthusiasts. Moore is a finished screen comedian while Miss Fenwick enjoys a reputation for high-class work before the camera. Working together is a picture they constitute a team that is hard to beat.

with Irene Fenwick and Owen Moore. Directed by Del Henderson. Famous Players/Paramount.

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