Monday, May 21, 2018
Anita King-- Part 2: Quite a Woman For Her Time
In 1908 she moved to the West Coast where she developed a fascination for fast cars after working as a model in a California auto show. She learned to drive in the early 1910s and began competing in auto races. She had an accident in a race in Phoenix and gave up racing.
The Hollywood film industry was growing fast at this time and she returned to acting and took her stage name of Anita King.
She began getting small roles with Jesse L. Lasky's Feature Play Company under director Cecil B. DeMille which led to her getting supporting roles in comedy films.