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Vintage original 7 x 9 in. US double-weight matte "fan photo" of silent film star BELLE BENNETT c.1920s.


Depicted in a close studio shot, it features a facsimile of her signature (misspelled "Bell"). It is in very fine- condition.


*"Belle Bennett (born Ara Belle Bennett; April 22, 1891 – November 4, 1932), was a stage and screenactress who started her career as a child as a circus performer. She later performed in theater and films.


Bennett was working as a film actress by 1913, and was cast in numerous one-reel shorts by small east coast film companies. She appeared in minor motion pictures like the western film A Ticket to Red Horse Gulch (Mutual 1914). She starred in several full-length films by the Triangle Film Corporation, including The Lonely Woman (1918). She also appeared in the east coast United States Motion Picture Corporation's film Flesh and Spirit (1922).


She made the move to Hollywood before Samuel Goldwyn selected her from among seventy-three actresses for the leading role in Stella Dallas (1925). While she was filming the movie, her son, 16-year-old William Howard Macy, died. Macy had posed as Bennett's brother for some time, owing to her fear that her employers might find out her true age. She was actually thirty-four rather than twenty-four, which she had claimed to be. Because of the loss of her son, Bennett became close to her co-stars Lois Moran and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., who were also 16 at the time.


After playing the mother role in Stella Dallas, Bennett was typecast for the remainder of her film career. She later appeared in Mother Machree (1928), The Battle of the Sexes (1928), The Iron Mask (1929), Courage (1930), Recaptured Love (1930) and The Big Shot (1931).


Bennett died that November at the age of 41, at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, California."

*(source: Wikipedia)



BELLE BENNETT (c.1920s) 5x7 "Fan Photo" 02

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