Venus of Venice

Marshall Neilan (director)
Wallace Smith, George Marion Jr. (screenwriters)
Constance Talmadge, Antonio Moreno, Julanne Johnston, Edward Martindel (starring)

Los Angeles: First National Pictures, 1927. Vintage studio still publicity photograph of actress Constance Talmadge from the 1927 silent film. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso.

Talmadge, sister of actresses Norma and Natalie, starred in her first major role in D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" (1916). Unlike her sisters, Constance preferred to appear in light romantic comedies, such as "A Pair of Silk Stockings" (1918), "Wedding Bells" (1921), and "The Primitive Lover" (1922). Although many of her films are now considered lost, Talmadge is now best remembered for originating the tradition of preserving footprints in concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre after accidentally stepping into wet concrete in front of the theatre in 1927. As with many silent film stars, her career faded with the advent of sound film, and by the 1930s, she and her sisters had retired from the screen.

7.5 x 9.75 inches. Very Good plus, with a small chip to the bottom left corner, lightly and evenly toned overall.

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