EXTREMELY RARE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF SILENT FILM ERA ACTRESS NORMA TALMADGE
Vintage 7 x 9 Melbourne Spurr portrait inscribed in black fountain pen
“Mr. O.K. Mason with Sincere Best Wishes Norma Talmadge”
Norma Talmadge (May 26, 1893 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. A major box office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among the most popular idols of the American screen.
Her most famous film was Smilin’ Through (1922),but she also scored artistic triumphs teamed with director Frank Borzage in Secrets (1924) and The Lady (1925). Her younger sisters Constance Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge were also movie stars. Talmadge married millionaire and film producer Joseph Schenck and they successfully created their own production company. After reaching fame in the film studios on the East Coast, she moved to Hollywood in 1922.
A specialist in melodrama, Talmadge was one of the most elegant and glamorous film stars of the roaring twenties. By the end of the silent film period her popularity with audiences had waned. After her two talkies proved disappointing at the box office, she retired a very wealthy woman. Of all the silent stars whose reputation collapsed with the coming of sound, Norma Talmadge was the most important. She is little remembered, since her films are seldom revived today, yet in her day she was hugely popular and the epitome of stardom.
EXTREMELY RARE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF SILENT FILM ERA ACTRESS COLLEEN MOORE
Vintage matte finish 7 x 9 Clarence Sinclair Bull portrait inscribed in black fountain pen
“To Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Mason in pleasant memory of our meeting sincerely Colleen Moore”
BOTTOM LEFT CORNER HAS RAISED TEXT OF “CLARENCE SINCLAIR BULL”
THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE PIECE, VERY COOL TO ADD TO ANY COLLECTION AND A MUST FOR ANY SILENT ERA FAN!
Colleen Moore (August 19, 1900 – January 25, 1988) was an American film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent film era. TALKIES With the advent of talking pictures in 1929, Moore took a hiatus from acting. During this interim, Moore was briefly married to a prominent New York-based stockbroker , Albert Parker Scott, one of her four husbands. She and Scott lived at that time in a lavish home in Bel Air, where they hosted parties for and were supporters of the U.S. Olympic team, especially the yachting team, during the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. In 1933, Moore, by then divorced, returned to work in Hollywood. She appeared in three films, none of which were successful, and Moore retired. She later married the widower Homer Hargrave and raised his children (she never had children of her own) from a previous marriage, with whom she maintained a life-long close relationship. Throughout her life she also maintained close friendships with other colleagues from the silent film era, such as King Vidor and Mary Pickford.
EXTREMELY RARE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO OF SILENT FILM ERA ACTRESS HOPE HAMPTON. PHOTO MEASURES 7-1/2 BY 9-1/2 INCHES
SIGNED IN WHITE INK
Hope Hampton (Mae Elizabeth Hampton) (19 February 1897 – 23 January 1982) was an American silent motion picture actress, who was noted for her seemingly effortless incarnation of siren and flapper types in silent-picture roles during the 1920s.