Original photograph of Florence Welch, circa 1940s

Florence Welch (subject)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1940s. Vintage portrait photograph of newspaper reporter, screenwriter, and progressive rights advocate Florence Welch, circa 1940s. Annotations in Welch's hand on the verso: "Florence / 1. Welch / 2. Wagner (Rob) / 3. Breese (Jim) / How fortunate and happy I have been / Florence."

Welch worked as a newspaper journalist and activist for women's suffrage in Topeka, Kansas, later moving to California and marrying prominent artist and writer Rob Wagner. In 1929 the pair founded "Script," a left-leaning, weekly literary film magazine that often published interviews and articles concerning progressive and radical topics in Hollywood. Welch has also been credited as an early supporter of writers William Saroyan and Ray Bradbury, publishing their work extensively in the magazine. After Wagner's death Welch would remarry early aviator James L. Breese, living with him in New Mexico and California until her death in 1959.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

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