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INTRODUCTION:
A Social Celebrity is a comedy about a small town barber's son who poses his way into New York high society. The film is lost.


CAST:
Adolphe Menjou .... Max Haber (imdb)
Louise Brooks .... Kitty Laverne
Eleanor Lawson .... April King
Roger Davis .... Tenny
Hugh Huntley .... Forrest Abbott
Chester Conklin .... Johann Haber
Freeman Wood .... Gifford Jones
Josephine Drake .... Mrs. Jackson-Greer
Ida Waterman .... Mrs. Winifred King

CREDITS:
Studio: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Director: Malcolm St. Clair (imdb)
Presenter (Producer): Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky
Writing Credits: Monte M. Katterjohn (story), Pierre Collings (screenplay)
Format: Silent - black & white
Cinematography: Lee Garmes
Running Time: 6 reels
Release Date: March 29, 1926
Country of Origin: United States

Alternate Titles:   Desfrutando a alta sociedade (Brazil); Figaro en sociedad (Chile); Sociální osobnost (Czechoslovakia); I laante fjer (Denmark); Storfyrstinden og hendes kammertjener (Denmark); Au suivant de ces messieurs (France); Un barbiere di qualità (Italy); Figaro en sociedad (Mexico); De Dameskapper (Netherland); Figaro en sociedad (Spain); En Sparv i tranedans (Sweden)

STORY SYNOPSIS:
Max Haber, a smalltown barber, is the pride of his father, Johann, who owns an antiquated barbershop. Max adores Kitty Laverne, the manicurist, who loves him but aspires to be a dancer and leaves for New York, hoping that he will follow in pursuit of better things. Mrs. Jackson-Greer, a New York society matron, has occasion to note Max fashioning the hair of a town girl and induces him to come to New York and pose as a French count. There he meets April, Mrs. King’s niece, and loses his heart to her, as well as to Kitty, now a showgirl. At the theater where Kitty is appearing Max is the best-dressed man in April's party, but later at a nightclub Kitty exposes him, and he is deserted by his society friends. Disillusioned, Max returns home at the request of his father. Kitty follows, realizing that he needs her.

 

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