Original photograph of Virginia Pearson, circa 1924

Virginia Pearson (subject)
Nelson Evans (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1924. Vintage double weight borderless matte portrait photograph of actress Virginia Pearson, circa 1924. Insignia of photographer Nelson Evans (of the Evans Studio) from the negative at the bottom left corner.

Pearson was frequently cast in erotic melodramas during her tenure with Fox Film Corporation, including "Blazing Love" (1916), "The Love Auction" (1919), and "Impossible Catherine" (1919). She acted in 51 films between 1910 and her 1932 retirement.

Photographer Nelson Evans was best known for his glamorous Hollywood portraits in the 1910s and early 1920s. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he avoided using elaborate props, instead choosing to impose effects or backgrounds directly onto the negative, and often photographed actresses in "bathing beauty" poses, wearing swimwear and other revealing clothing. His style is now considered to be an early predecessor to pin-up photography.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #148128]