The unresolved, heroine-in-danger endings left audiences wondering what would happen in the next chapter, and kept them coming back for more. In the series, White performed many of her own stunts, and became known as the “stunt queen” of the silent film era
Mabel Williams, on the top left, with her mother Anna, seated, her sister Eva Kaye, on the ground, and two elderly aunts, pose for a picture in 1914, on the old
Homestead in Kentucky.
For the rest of her life, Mabel, couldn't help but cry every time she listened to "My Old Kentucky Home."
While The Peril's of Pauline, remained a box office smash in 1914, and My Old Kentucky Home, continued
to bring tears, to Southern men and women's eyes - a young boy, named Tom Lyle Williams moved into a boarding house in Chicago with his brother Noel James, and worked for $8.50 a week at Montgomery Ward. On the side, he sold joke gifts and risque postcards through the classifieds and dreamed of someday having his own mail order business.
His sister Mabel arrived in Chicago, in 1915, to help with the little catalog business and while there, concocted a mixture of coal dust and Vaseline, to enhance the color of her lashes and brows and help make them grow. Soon, Lash-Brow-Ine, was born and a year later, it was renamed Maybelline in Mabel Williams honor.