Original publicity photograph of Gloria Swanson and Mack Sennett, 1927

N.p. N.p., 1927. Vintage publicity photograph of Mack Sennett and Gloria Swanson, reunited in 1927, nearly a decade since Swanson's early career working at Sennett's Keystone Studios. Photograph printed unevenly, lacking margin on left. Mimeo snipe, dated 4.29.27, and "Wide World Photos" stamp, on verso.

Actor, director, producer, and studio head, "King of Comedy" Mack Sennett founded Keystone Studios in 1912, then Mack Sennett Comedies Corporation in 1917 (to produce more ambitious comedy shorts as well as feature-length films), and in the mid 1920s joined Pathe Exchange distribution.

Gloria Swanson began her prestigious career in film working on Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios comedy shorts opposite Bobby Vernon. Swanson starred in dozens of silent films in the 1920s and was nominated for three Academy Awards as Best Actress. Though her popularity waned in the 1930s, she was widely praised for her extraordinary comback role in Billy Wilder's brilliant 1950 Film Noir "Sunset Boulevard."

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus with rippling along edges.


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