Two photographs from lost films starring Pauline Frederick: Bella Donna and The Spider

N.p. N.p., 1915-1916. Two vintage borderless photographs of actress Pauline Frederick from two of her earliest starring roles, "Bella Donna" (1915) and "The Spider" (1916), both of which are now considered lost.

Already an established star of the stage, Frederick was in her thirties when she made her film debut, and her commanding presence and dramatic looks contrasted with the ingenues typical of the era, and was later compared to Joan Crawford, who was a great admirer of hers. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Frederick's nearly 70 acting credits in both silent and sound films are now lost.

"Bella Donna" photograph: 8.5 x 8 inches. Double weight. Very Good.

"The Spider" photograph: 9.5 x 7.5 inches. Double weight. Chip and accompanying creasing to recto, else Very Good plus.

[Book #143520]