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NORMA TALMADGE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 250847

NORMA TALMADGE Beautiful inscribed photograph of the silent screen star. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Ralph J. Blumenfeld/Very Sincerely/Norma Talmadge". Sepiatone, 7¾x10.

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Condition: slightly creased
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NORMA TALMADGE Beautiful inscribed photograph of the silent screen star. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Ralph J. Blumenfeld/Very Sincerely/Norma Talmadge". Sepiatone, 7¾x10. Actress Norma Talmadge (1894-1957) began her film career in the 1910 Vitagraph film, The Household Pest, and she would go on to appear in a number of features for the New York City-based studio before briefly signing with D.W. Griffith, for whom her sister, Constance, was working. In 1916, Talmadge met and married Joseph Schenck, and the two became partners in their own film company. Their studio's first film, Panthea, was a tremendous hit, and the couple moved the production company to Hollywood. Over the next few years, Talmadge would star in several other hits, including The Wonderful Thing (1921), The Eternal Flame (1922) and The Song of Love (1923). By 1928, however, her popularity had begun to wane, and Talmadge was unable to make a successful transition from the silents to "talkies". She divorced Schenck on April 4, 1934 and married George Jessel just nineteen days later. Jessel had a radio show at the time, and Talmadge was added to the cast. When the program did not help her career, she divorced Jessel in 1939. In 1927, Talmadge had accidently begun a tradition when she stepped into wet cement in front of Graumann's Chinese Theater, becoming the first star of many to leave a lasting impression in front of the landmark. Slightly creased at lower left blank background and corner. Minor stains at lower left and upper right background. Ink and pencil notes (unknown hands) on verso (no show through or impressions). Overall, fine and lovely.

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