Publicity photograph for the marriage of Anita Loos to John Emerson

New York: Puffer Photography Studio, 1919. Vintage silver gelatin photograph of Anita Loos on the day of her wedding to producer-director John Emerson, with actress Constance Talmadge on the left and Norma Talmadge on the right. Tipped on at the verso is a mimeograph snipe stating, "Newlyweds-----John Emerson, well known director in the background, and Mrs. John Emerson, formerly Anita Loos, "master of the sub-title" in the foreground."

A rare instance of the great Ms. Loos stepping in front of a camera. A film still issued by the Constance Talmadge Film Company from a negative of an original photograph by an unidentified New York photographer named Puffer (whose logo is printed onto the image), to promote the release of Ms. Talmadge's film, "A Temperamental Wife," written and produced jointly by Loos and Emerson. An early and extremely unusual promotional photograph of Loos, whose importance in the early development of screenwriting is unrivaled.

8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm), sepia-tone. About Near Fine, with lightest wear.

[Book #128588]

Price: $750.00