Original photograph of Anita Stewart, circa 1920s

Anita Stewart (subject)
C. Heighton Monroe (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1920s. Vintage matte borderless double weight portrait photograph of actress Anita Stewart, circa 1920s. With Stewart's inscription and the insignia of photographer C. Heighton Monroe from the negative at the bottom left corner.

Although Stewart's film career was relatively brief—like many of her contemporaries, the actress retired in 1932 with the advent of sound film—she achieved remarkable popularity in the early 1910s and 1920s, and was one of the first actresses to gain widespread public recognition in the film medium. Her career began with bit parts for Vitagraph Studios in 1911, followed by increasingly prominent roles with the studio. By 1918 the actress accepted a lucrative offer to head a production company under film mogul Louis B. Mayer, further facilitating her rise to stardom in the 1920s. She is best remembered for "Her Kingdom of Dreams" (1919), "A Midnight Romance" (1919), and "The Great White Way" (1924).

7.25 x 9.25 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #148138]