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Vintage original 7.25 x 9.25 in. US double-weight matte publicity photograph of silent film actor CLYDE E. HOPKINS c.1917


Taken by the acclaimed Hollywood photographer, Fred Hartsook, the image depicts an interior studio shot of the handsome dark-haired actor wearing an elegant three-piece suit with a tie and posing in front of a studio backdrop. It was inscribed in black ink by Clyde E. Hopkins to motion picture producer Benjamin Ray thusly: "All kinds of luck - Ben - From - Clyde Hopkins." Printed on double-weight stock with a matte finish, it is in very fine condition.
*"Clyde E. Hopkins was born on June 25, 1893 in Garrett, Kansas. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Matrimaniac (1916), with Douglas Fairbanks, The Kid Is Clever (1918), and Hell-to-Pay Austin (1916). He died on November 19, 1958 in Los Angeles, California."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Fred Hartsook (October 26, 1876 – September 30, 1930) was an American photographer and owner of a California studio chain described as "the largest photographic business in the world" at the time, who counted Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, Mary Pickford, and sitting President Woodrow Wilson among his celebrity clients. He later became the owner of the Hartsook Inn, a resort in Humboldt County, and two ranches in Southern California on which he reared prized Holstein cattle. Hartsook was married to Bess Hesby, queen of the San Francisco Pan-Pacific Exposition of 1915."

*(source: Wikipedia)



CLYDE HOPKINS (c.1917) US Double-Weight Inscribed Photograph

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