I have been slacking in the posting department. I have done some research in the last few months but not enough to make a difference and haven't bothered to post any of it. I know that I am the only one that reads this and probably will for generations to come. Does this matter? I don't think so. I get excited when I find new information. I enjoy looking at what other's have found. I hold little snippets of information from family very close to my heart.
I continue even if it is just for little old me. Someone down the line will appreciate the work that I have put into saving this information for our family! :)
I am trying to locate information about Leland Sorteberg being in the play Only an Orphan Girl in 1944. So far all I have is the picture. The internet is not being helpful tracking down when or where this production happened. It is the only picture that I have been able to find in our collection of pictures so far.
THE STORY:Nellie is a long-suffering young lady who seems destined not only to lose her lover but her life as well. The familiar characters of old-time melodrama here play their roles up to the hilt. The most thrilling scene is that in which dynamite (planted by the villain) is about to blow all the good characters to eternity. Just in time, however, Lucy picks up the dynamite and throws it out the door. On reflection, though, it seems that the thrill just described is actually topped by the even more exciting scene in the sawmill, where Nellie, tied to a log, is approaching the circular saw which in a moment will tear her to pieces. The hero, who has been tied by the villain, is freed just in time to thrust aside the latter who draws a pistol on him and threatens to kill him if he dares touch the lever that will save Nellie. The villain fires. The hero is wounded. And, at this very instant, a friend opportunely appears to snare the villain, and Nellie is safe in the arms of her hero.