Lot 92: Minter Mary Miles



2015-07-10 15:41:43

Lot 92: Minter Mary Miles: (1902-1984) American Actress Of The Silent Screen. Rare Vintage Signed And Inscribed 7 X 9 Photograph Of The Young Actress Seated In A Profile Three Quarter Length Pose Holding A Large Flower In One Hand. Photograph By Evans Of Los Angeles. Signed By Minter In Bold Purple Fountain Pen Ink To A Light Area Of The Image, 'For Fred Robinson - My Able And Splendid Assistant, Best Wishes, Mary Miles Minter' And Dated December 1920 In Her Hand. Autographs Of Minter Are Rare In Any Form Following Her Early Retirement From The Screen, In 1923, As A Result Of Her Involvement In The Scandal Surrounding The Unsolved Death Of Film Director William Desmond Taylor, With Whom Minter Had Been Infatuated. Some Light Staining To The Lower Right Corner, Only Very Slightly Affecting A Few Letters Of The Signature And Inscription, All Of Which Remain Perfectly Legible. About Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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