Besides her film profession, Lawrence is credited with designing the primary “auto signaling arm”, a predecessor of the fashionable turn signal, along with the primary mechanical brake signal. She did not patent these innovations, nonetheless, and as a result she obtained no credit for, nor revenue from, either one.
They established a film studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey and made numerous films starring Lawrence and Owen Moore, then offered to the Universal Pictures in 1913. With this new prosperity, Florence was able to realize a ‘lifelong dream,’ shopping for a 50-acre (20 ha) property in River Vale, New Jersey.
She was devastated when her mom, to whom she was close, died abruptly in August 1929. Four months later, she separated from her second husband, Charles Woodring.
His letters “softened her emotions”, and so they were re-united in November 1912. She was considered one of several Canadian pioneers within the … Read MoreRead More