Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Hildegarde Stadie

Born: 14 July 1895, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 21 July 1993, Bullhead City, Arizona, USA

Hildegarde Stadie was a writer of stories and screenplays for low budget movies she made with her husband Dwain Esper. As a child Stadie travelled the United States with her uncle who was a peddler of a patent medicine, a 'cure-all' remedy called Tiger Fat. This experience was in part the inspiration for the film script for Narcotic (1933). Dwain Esper assumed ownership of a small studio in Los Angeles in 1930 and using Stadie's scripts began to churn out low-budget exploitation films.

Narcotic (1933) as Blonde Lady in Dr. Davies' Waiting Room

Hildegarde Stadie is the blondie lady on the right, appearing in one of the films for which she wrote the screenplay.

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