Lot 939: Silent-era film actress (1902–1984) whose career suffered a fatal blow in 1922 with the unsolved murder of her sometime director and reputed lover William Desmond Taylor. Following her final screen appearance in 1923, she lived as a recluse in California until the end of her life. Vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 full-length photo of Minter dancing in a white dress, signed in fountain pen, "Sincerely yours, Mary Miles Minter." Blindstamped in the lower right by the photographer. In fine condition, with trivial soiling, two tiny pinholes to upper edge, and some reduced ink flow to two letters of the signature.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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