The Perfect Model (1918)

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Audrey Munson was a notorious model of the 1910s, mainly because she posed nude, or nearly nude, which was highly scandalous in those days. The New Rochelle-based Thanhouser studios were more than happy to cash in Munson's infamy by starring her in a number of films in which she played -- what else? -- a model. A young sculptor (Thomas Curran) has a vision of the perfect model to realize his ideals. His friends (George Mario and Bert Delaney) do their best to help him out by sending him several girls they believe will live up to his expectations, but none of them do. Then one day he is riding in a car that runs down a pretty young woman (Munson). The sculptor believes that she has what he is looking for and convinces her to pose for him. By the time he has finished the statue, he has fallen in love with her, but she believes he cares for one of the wealthy women who frequently comes to his studio. To his dismay, the girl vanishes and he can't find her. Finally, he runs across her just as she has come out of the hospital. He confesses his love and offers to take care of her.