by Shelagh Talbot Courtesy Bangor Daily News
GREENVILLE JCT — Imagine an attractive, articulate, and eternally young woman; a woman so fearless that she served as a stunt double in filming the most perilous scenes of many silent screen stars, including Gloria Swanson and Pearl White. Imagine a woman who earned fame and fortune in films, and then retired to a quiet unassuming life in the Moosehead Lake region. Further imagine that, even though living far from Hollywood, she maintained contacts and has been a close confidant of famous stage, screen, and rock stars, past and present, and now is privy to many of their most closely held secrets. No need to imagine; that woman is the very real and very private Pauline X, who elects to withhold her last name in order to preserve her privacy.
Now comes the unimaginable: On Saturday, August 17th at the Junction Depot’s “Gala Open House,” Pauline X will make her first public appearance, fearlessly lifting the curtain of secrecy to reveal some of the darkest secrets of even the most respected stars. Those who know her well say Pauline has promised to hold nothing back during her Depot appearance. Her only concern is that the ruthless Hollywood private detective, Dan Diablo, has for years been warning her to keep quiet. You won’t want to miss her explosive disclosures.
Pauline’s appearance will be just one part of the fun to be had at the Depot gala, with doors open from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. In Pauline’s honor there will be a free continuous showing of a condensed silent-screen railroad thriller, “Teddy at the Throttle.” The Dexter Community Band will present a rousing concert at noon, as Grill Master General and others offer up delicious lunch and desert favorites. There will be a velocipede “ride on the rails” for the young (and the not so young), guided tours of the Depot and an opportunity to meet and share reminiscences with old-time railroad workers. Outstanding local artists and artisans will be on hand, displaying and offering their creations. On top of all that will be fun photo opportunities and prizes and surprises galore, including the kick off of a raffle to win a week in Costa Rica plus $250 spending money to boot. All this done for a very worthy cause: to help “Save the Depot.”