N.p. N.p., Circa 1910. Vintage borderless double weight portrait photograph of early Thomas H. Ince by photographer Albert Walter Witzel, with Witzel's insignia, "Witzel L.A.," from the negative, at bottom left corner, circa 1910.
Silent film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor, Ince was dubbed "Father of the Western," and was one of the first to organize motion picture production methods into a disciplined system of filmmaking. Gaining notoriety as the director of William S. Hart westerns, in 1915, along with Mack Sennett and D.W. Griffith, Ince formed Triangle Pictures Production Company. Ince's untimely death in 1924 aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht, has long been the subject of speculation, and in 2001 was the subject of Peter Bogdanovich's (largely fictitious) film "The Cat's Meow." Ince is credited for making over 800 films, over half of which are today lost.
8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with a crease toward the bottom of the photo.