Original photograph of Norma Talmadge, circa 1920s

Norma Talmadge (subject)
Louis B. Puffer (photographer)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1920s. Vintage double-weight matte-finish photograph of actress Norma Talmadge in a sequin and tulle gown, circa 1920s. With a mimeo snipe and the stamps of The American Weekly reference library, Newspaper Feature Service, and The Norma Talmedge Film Company on the verso.

Talmadge was born into near-poverty in New Jersey, working as a model as a teenager to help make ends meet. Her talent attracted the attention of Vitagraph studio executives, and she soon moved to Hollywood with her mother, where she appeared in a number of successful films, most notably the 1917 silent film "Panthea." However, as with many of her contemporaries, her voice was considered unsuitable for sound film, and her career faded by the late 1920s.

8 x 10 inches. Slightly toned, else Near Fine.

[Book #150987]