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Vintage original 7 x 9 in. US double-weight phogtograph of silent film actorGEORGE STEVENS OF THE VITAGRAPH PLAYERS, c.1917.


ns of the Vitagraph Players. February 1916 handwritten on photo as well as a Brooklyn address.

Featuring right profile capture of George Stevens (1904-1975), American film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer. Worked with Vitagraph Studios, an early prolific American film production company which produced many silent films. Photo Agency stamp on front lower left. Paper size: 9"L x 7"W. Sight size: 6.5"L x 4.5"W. This item has no reserve.


Artist: Stacy Photo Agency

Manufacturer: Vitagraph Company of America

Country of Origin: Brooklyn, New York, United States


*"Vitagraph Studios, also known as the Vitagraph Company of America, was a United States motion picture studio. It was founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in 1897 in Brooklyn, New York, as the American Vitagraph Company. By 1907, it was the most prolific American film production company, producing many famous silent films.


Major stars included Florence Turner (the Vitagraph Girl, one of the world's first movie stars), Maurice Costello (the first of the matinee idols), Harry T. Morey, Jean (the Vitagraph Dog and the first animal star of the Silent Era) and such future stars as Helen Hayes, Viola Dana, Dolores Costello, Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge, and Moe Howard. Larry Trimble was a noted director of films for Turner and Jean (he was also the dog's owner).


On April 20, 1925, Smith finally gave up and sold the company to Warner Bros. for a comfortable profit. The Flatbush studio (renamed Vitaphone) was later used as an independent unit within Warner Bros., specializing in early sound shorts. Vitaphone closed the Flatbush plant in 1940."

*(source: Wikipedia)





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