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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy photograph from the 1920s silent film drama, HAIRPINS, released in 1920 by Artcraft Pictures Corporation and directed by Fred Niblo.


The image depicts Hal Gordon (William Conklin) making love to his friend's wife, Muriel Rossmore (Enid Bennett). It is in fine- condition.


*"Hairpins is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Fred Niblo. A surviving print is held in a private collection."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Director Fred Niblo and lead actress Enid Bennett, husband and wife at the time of filming, had recently collaborated with screenwriter C. Gardner Sullivan on a similarly themed picture, Stepping Out (1929, see entry). Filming of Hairpins likely took place at the Thomas H. Ince Productions studio in Culver City, CA, sometime after production was completed on The False Road (1920, see entry), another collaboration between Niblo, Bennett, and Sullivan that began shooting in January 1920.


Prior to the release of this picture, an item in the 12 May 1920 Los Angeles Times indicated that Niblo and Bennett planned to part ways with Ince in the near future, to establish their own independent entity, Fred Niblo Productions. Hairpins was scheduled for release on 29 August 1920, as stated in the 11 September 1920 Motion Picture News. An earlier opening occurred in New York City on 1 August 1920. A review in the 8 August 1920 Wid’s Daily compared the picture slightly unfavorably to Stepping Out. According to the Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database, this film is extant.


When Muriel Rossmore begins to pay more attention to her household duties than to her appearance, her husband Rex begins to seek the attentions of his attractive young secretary. Upon discovering his flirtation, Muriel contemplates suicide; but when she notices her reflection in the bathroom mirror, she determines to glamorize herself. Once transformed, Muriel enters the social whirl and draws the interest of playboy Hal Gordon. Rex becomes alarmed at his wife's newfound popularity, and realizing Muriel's importance to his life, gives up his outside interests for a reconciliation with his wife."

*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



HAIRPINS (1920) US 8x10 Photograph 01

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