RUTH ROLAND - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 22921
Sale Price $288.00
Black and white publicity photograph of Ruth Roland in a scene from the movie White Eagle.
Photograph Inscribed and signed: "To John/You're a real/regular 'Fan'/and I'm/happy to meet you/Sincerely/Ruth Roland". B/w, 9¼x7. Ruth Roland (1892-1932, born in San Francisco, California) was an American actress with over 210 movie credits and who, at her height, rivaled Pearl White as queen of the movie serials. She started acting at three and had her own vaudeville act by her teens. She got her start in film in 1908 after being spotted by a Kalem Company director. Her big break came with The Red Circle (1915), the first of her 11 serials. Roland reportedly made more money on real estate than acting in serials; this, plus her increasingly imperious set presence, probably caused her to leave films in favor of vaudeville. Roland made several comeback attempts - including the talkie Reno (1930) - but these were unsuccessful. She was mostly forgotten, but also independently wealthy, by her last film, From Nine to Five, in 1935. Lightly bowed. Small ½-inch tear at lower right edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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