100 Years Ago: Film Actress to Appear at 254th Battalion Minstrel Show

The Intelligencer April 13, 1917 (page 2)

“Word was received this morning, over the wire, from Miss Marguerite Snow, famous throughout the world as the star of the ‘Million Dollar Mystery,’ and other great motion picture plays, that she has kindly consented to appear in person at the 254th Battalion Minstrel Show at Griffin’s Opera House on next Monday evening, April 16th.

This will be an event in the theatrical annals of Belleville, and without doubt the theatre will be packed to the doors. It is very rarely that Miss Snow has consented to appear in person, and it is only the patriotic nature of the entertainment that is inducing her to appear now.”