Saranac Lake was once a happening destination for the silent film industry! This photograph shows Norma Talmadge as Princess Marie Pavlovna, and Marc McDermott (with beard) as Vasili Lazoff in "The New Moon," filming in Saranac Lake in 1919. Many outdoor adventure films were shot in the snowy wilderness in Saranac Lake.
A transplant from Alaska known as "Caribou Bill" ran a film set on Edgewood Road and provided dogsled services for dramatic race scenes. Locals even got in on the action, serving as extras and stunt doubles.
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 151. Courtesy of Linda Friel.]
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