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Vintage original 7.75 x 9.75 in. US double-weight matte photograph of silent film actress LUCILLE BROWN c.1915.
Taken during her association with the Triangle Film Company, she is depicted in an interior publicity shot that was taken by the acclaimed Hollywood photographer, Fred Hartsook, and features his rubber stamp credit on the top of the verso. This example was unused and is in very fine condition as shown.

Lucille Brown was born on July 22, 1876 in Pennsylvania, USA. She was an actress, known for D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance (1916), The Sport of the Gods (1921) and The Carbon Copy (1913). Mother of writer, director and cinematographer Karl Brown. Around the time that The Birth of a Nation (1915) went into production, Triangle Studio manager Frank E. Woods appointed Brown to the position of “City Mother No. 1,” complete with a badge. According to her son, Karl, this “strictly honorary” position came with the mandate of preventing inappropriate behavior on the lot.


She was married to William H. Brown and eventually died on May 29, 1967 in Los Angeles, California."

*(source: IMDb)



LUCILLE BROWN (c.1915) 7.75 x 9.75 Double-Weight Photograph 01 By Fred Hartsook

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