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Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
is a 1921 American silent melodrama film written and directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The film stars Jane Thomas as real life nude model Audrey Munson. Munson appeared as herself in the nude scenes, which were posed similar to tableau vivants, and the film was based on a series of autobiographical stories she wrote.[1][2] Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
also stars Holmes Herbert
Holmes Herbert
and Hedda Hopper.

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 References 6 External links

Plot[edit] As described in a film publication,[3] idealistic sculptor (Herbert), who has a "butterfly" wife (Hopper), is working on a nude group from life. He and his model (Munson/Thomas) fall in love but it is not a love to be realized. In the meantime the butterfly wife has become enmeshed in the nets of a dilettante artist (Crane). One night he pulls in the nets and she finds herself in his apartment. When the model realizes the sculptor is searching for his wife, she breaks into the dilettante's apartment, hides the wife, and plays the role of the reveler, saving the marriage of the man she loves. Cast[edit]

Still with nude Audrey Munson

Jane Thomas – Audrey Munson Holmes Herbert
Holmes Herbert
– The Sculptor Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hopper
– His Wife Ward Crane
Ward Crane
– The Dilettante Tom Burrough – The Sage Audrey Munson
Audrey Munson
– Herself Henry Duggan – The Spirit of the Arch Irma Harrison – The Prey

Production[edit] The working title of the film was The Soul Within.[4] Reception[edit] Upon its release, Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
was generally panned by critics.[5] The film magazine Photoplay
Photoplay
in an editorial note recommended that the film not be seen as it would add to calls for film censorship.[6] Munson later sued the film's production company, Perry Plays, and producer Alan Rock for $15,000 in damages after they chose to send Jane Thomas on a tour to promote the film instead of Munson. References[edit]

^ Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
at AllMovie ^ Rozas, Diane; Bourne Gottehrer, Anita (1999). American Venus: The Extraordinary Life of Audrey Munson, Model and Muse. Princeton Architectural Press. p. 90. ISBN 1-890-44904-0.  ^ "Heedless Moths: Audrey Munson's Figure Featured Clearly in This". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (79): 14. June 19, 1921. Retrieved 2014-03-29.  ^ Leonard, Robert Z. (Apr 25, 1921). "An Appeal". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (25): 3. Retrieved 2014-03-23.  ^ Rozas 1999 p. 91 ^ "Heedless Moths". Photoplay. New York City: Photoplay
Photoplay
Publishing Company. 20 (4): 64. Sep 1921. 

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The films of Robert Z. Leonard

The Master Key (1914) Judge Not; or The Woman of Mona Diggings (1915) Secret Love (1916) The Plow Girl (1916) On Record (1917) A Mormon Maid
A Mormon Maid
(1917) The Primrose Ring (1917) At First Sight (1917) Face Value (1918) The Bride's Awakening (1918) Danger, Go Slow
Danger, Go Slow
(1918) The Delicious Little Devil
The Delicious Little Devil
(1919) The Miracle of Love (1919) April Folly
April Folly
(1920) The Restless Sex
The Restless Sex
(1920) The Gilded Lily (1921) Heedless Moths
Heedless Moths
(1921) Peacock Alley (1922) Fascination (1922) Broadway Rose (1922) Jazzmania
Jazzmania
(1923) Mademoiselle Midnight
Mademoiselle Midnight
(1924) Circe, the Enchantress
Circe, the Enchantress
(1924) Cheaper to Marry (1925) Time, the Comedian (1925) Bright Lights (1925) Dance Madness
Dance Madness
(1926) Mademoiselle Modiste (1926) The Waning Sex
The Waning Sex
(1926) A Little Journey (1927) The Demi-Bride
The Demi-Bride
(1927) Adam and Evil (1927) Tea for Three (1927) Baby Mine (1928) The Cardboard Lover (1928) A Lady of Chance
A Lady of Chance
(1928) Marianne (1929, silent) Marianne (1929, musical) The Divorcee
The Divorcee
(1930) In Gay Madrid (1930) Let Us Be Gay (1930) The Bachelor Father
The Bachelor Father
(1931) Five and Ten (1931) It's a Wise Child (1931) Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
(1931) Lovers Courageous (1932) Strange Interlude (1932) Peg o' My Heart (1933) Dancing Lady
Dancing Lady
(1933) Outcast Lady
Outcast Lady
(1934) After Office Hours
After Office Hours
(1935) Naughty Marietta (1935) Escapade (1935) A Tale of Two Cities (1935) The Great Ziegfeld
The Great Ziegfeld
(1936) Piccadilly Jim (1936) Maytime (1937) The Firefly (1937) The Girl of the Golden West (1938) Broadway Serenade
Broadway Serenade
(1939) New Moon (1940) Pride and Prejudice (1940) Third Finger, Left Hand
Third Finger, Left Hand
(1940) Ziegfeld Girl (1941) When Ladies Meet (1941) We Were Dancing (1942) Stand By for Action
Stand By for Action
(1942) The Man from Down Under
The Man from Down Under
(1943) Marriage Is a Private Affair
Marriage Is a Private Affair
(1944) Week-End at the Waldorf
Week-End at the Waldorf
(1945) The Secret Heart (1946) Cynthia (1947) B.F.'s Daughter (1948) The Bribe
The Bribe
(1949) In the Good Old Summertime (1949) Nancy Goes to Rio
Nancy Goes to Rio
(1950) Duchess of Idaho
Duchess of Idaho
(1950) Grounds for Marriage
Grounds for Marriage
(1951) Too Young to Kiss
Too Young to Kiss
(1951) Everything I Have Is Yours (1952) The Clown (1953) The Great Diamond Robbery (1953) Her Twelve Men
Her Twelve Men
(1954) The King's Thief (1955) Beautiful but Dang

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