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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the 1920's class differences-themed silent film drama, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, released in 1921 by United Artists and directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford. 


The image features an interior shot inside the foyer of a baronial estate as young master Cedric Errol (Mary Pickford) stands in the safety of the background with his large dog while looking with suspicion at Minna (Rose Dione) and her son (Francis Marion). It is in fine+ condition.


*"Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickfordand starring the latter's elder sister Mary Pickford as both Cedric Errol and Widow Errol. The film is based on the 1886 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A statue depicting Pickford's role exists today on the facade of New York City's landmarked I. Miller Building."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Following four months of pre-production, the 4 Jun 1921 Moving Picture World announced that Mary Pickford had begun filming Little Lord Fauntleroy, with her brother, Jack Pickford, serving as co-director with Alfred E. Green. The project, which required Pickford to perform two roles, was expected to be her most expensive endeavor to date.


Although the Feb--Jul 1921 Motion Picture Magazine and Mar--Aug 1921 Picture-Play Magazine suggested that filming was initially intended to take place in England, the 10 Sep 1921 Moving Picture World stated that most of the picture was shot at Brunton Studios in Hollywood, CA. According to the 25 Jun 1921 Moving Picture World, the elaborate interior set of “Dorincourt Castle” was more than 226 feet in length, and required more than 100 tons of plaster to construct. Castle exteriors were shot in Burlingame, CA. The 11 Jun 1921 Moving Picture World announced that principal photography was expected to be completed around 1 Jul 1921.


A story published in the Jul--Dec 1921 issue of Photoplay claimed that Pickford accidentally pulled a tooth, which was tied to a prop door with string for a scene at Dorincourt Castle. The picture also featured the film debut of Pickford’s niece, also named Mary Pickford, according to the Jul--Dec 1921 Photoplay. According to the 27 Aug 1921 Moving Picture World, Pickford completed much of the post-production work in New York City, where she was set to attend the 28 Aug 1921 premiere of The Three Musketeers, starring her husband, Douglas Fairbanks.


The 17 Sep 1921 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that Little Lord Fauntleroy premiered at the Apollo Theatre, accompanied by a special musical prologue presentation. The 7 Sep 1921 NYT stated that the Broadway engagement was set to begin the following week, on 15 Sep 1921. Although the picture proved popular among audiences, the Jul 1921 Picture-Play Magazine indicated that some censors objected to Pickford’s appearance in boys’ clothing.


The Jun 1922 issue of The Educational Screen listed Little Lord Fauntleroy as one of the year’s “Fifteen Best Productions (of those reviewed so far).” It said of the film: “Pickford has given to the screen many a characterization, humorous and serious, but in no [other] film has she had the opportunity to demonstrate how she can blend the two....We do not hesitate to say that Little Lord Fauntleroy in company with The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypsepresent the two best American films of this or any other year so far.”

*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1921) US 8x10 Double-Weight Photograph 01

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