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CAROL DEMPSTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/11/1961 - HFSID 345826

CAROL DEMPSTERThe silent film actress who almost exclusively appeared in D.W. Griffith's productions signed this check in ink Check Signed: “Carol Dempster Larsen” in ink. 6¼x2¾. Dated January 11, 1961.

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CAROL DEMPSTERThe silent film actress who almost exclusively appeared in D.W. Griffith's productions signed this check in ink Check Signed: “Carol Dempster Larsen” in ink. 6¼x2¾. Dated January 11, 1961. This check is made out to a Lord & Taylor shop in New York City, New York, in the amount of $25.59. Larsen was her married name; she married banker Edwin S. Larson in 1929. Carol Dempster (1901-1991) was a silent film actress who first appeared on the screen in director D.W. Griffith's epic film Intolerance (1916), which, while hugely ambitious, was a box office flop and did not earn the praise of film critics. The young lady who had a cameo role in this film went on to be in many of Griffith's films from 1918 to 1926, much to the ire of his other leading ladies Lillian Gish and Mae Marsh, who preceded Dempster as Griffith's favorite female lead actress. Even though critics blasted her performances as too wooden and amateur, she persistently starred in Griffith's movies. Dempster eventually began a romantic relationship with him, although she later married another man. However, much like Intolerance, she is more warmly received today, partially due to her roles in Isn't Life Wonderful (1924) and The Sorrows of Satan (1926). Of the 19 productions she appeared in, only one was not directed or produced by D.W. Griffith: Sherlock Holmes(1922), which was directed by Albert Parker. Regular perforations and stamping. Otherwise, fine condition.

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