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June Mathis (June 30, 1892, Leadville, Colorado USA - July 26, 1927, New York City, USA) was born June Beulah Hughes, and adopted her stepfather's surname, Mathis. She was later known as June Mathis Balboni, and was an influential screenwriter and Hollywood executive in the 1920s. June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 8th 269 837 km² 451 km 612 km 0. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... ...

June Mathis as a young woman.
June Mathis as a young woman.

Mathis began her career as a stage actress, working for several years with the female impersonator Julian Eltinge. She worked on her first script, House of Tears, in 1915. She rose quickly through the ranks and before she was thirty, she was appointed as the head of the Story Department at Metro Pictures. Image File history File links Mathis. ... Image File history File links Mathis. ... Drag queens are performers - usually gay men, sometimes transgendered women - who dress in drag, clothing associated with the female gender, usually highly exaggerated versions thereof. ... Julian Eltinge (May 14, 1881 - March 7, 1941) was an American actor. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Metro Studios, Culver City, CA. in 1918 Metro Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company founded in 1916 by Richard A. Rowland (1880-1947) and Louis B. Mayer (1885-1957). ...


During the early 1920s Mathis was the only female executive at Metro. She was arguably one of the most powerful women in Hollywood, with influence over casting, choice of director and many other aspects of production. Between 1916 and 1927, she was responsible for writing scripts or scenarios for over one hundred motion pictures. 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Among Mathis' credits are the 1925 version of Ben-Hur starring Ramon Novarro. She was also responsible for editing Erich von Stroheim's film Greed from eighteen reels to ten at the request of Goldwyn Studios. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ben-Hur is the fictional story of Judah Ben-Hur, a Judean aristocrat who, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus, is enslaved through the betrayal of his Roman friend Messala. ... Ramón Novarro (February 6, 1899 – October 30, 1968) was a Mexican actor who achieved fame as a Latin lover in silent films. ... Erich von Stroheim (September 22, 1885 - May 12, 1957) was a filmmaker and actor, noted for his arrogant Teutonic character parts. ... Greed is often associated with death and disease. ...


Mathis is perhaps best known for discovering Rudolph Valentino and writing the scripts and scenarios for many of his major films. She recommended Valentino for a major role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, for which she wrote the screen adaptation, after seeing him in a minor role in the film The Eyes of Youth. The film launched Valentino to stardom. Rudolph Valentino (Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina) (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are mentioned in the Bible in chapter six of the Book of Revelation, which predicts that they will ride during the Apocalypse. ...


Valentino and Mathis were never romantically involved; there is evidence that they enjoyed a mutal, strong platonic friendship. The relationship was strained during Valentino's marriage to Natacha Rambova. However, eventually Valentino and Mathis reconciled and resumed their friendship. When Valentino died in 1926 and needed a burial site, Mathis offered one of her crypts at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now Hollywood Forever Cemetery) in Hollywood. While the arrangement was originally intended to be a temporary one, it became permanent. Natacha Rambova (January 19, 1897 – May 6, 1966) was a costume and set designer, art director, playwright, silent film actress, fashion designer, Egyptologist, collector of antiquities, and second wife of the silent film star Rudolph Valentino. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the mid 20s Mathis married Sylvano Balboni, whom she had met on the set of Ben-Hur. She died in 1927 of a heart attack and also was buried at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now known as the Hollywood Forever Cemetery) as June Mathis Balboni in a crypt adjacent to that of her friend Valentino. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ...


External links and sources

  • June Mathis at the Internet Movie Database
  • Mathis profile from The Blue Book of 1921
  • "Erich von Stroheim: Greed" The Guardian Unlimited, September 30, 1999
  • Dark Lover: The life and death of Rudolph Valentino. Emily W. Leider, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003, ISBN 0374282390

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