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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy photograph of silent film actress and comedienne ORA CAREW c.1915.

Taken during her association with the Triangle Film Company's "Keystone Comedies" brand (headed by Mack Sennett), she is depicted in an interior studio shot gazing at the viewer. This photograph was taken by the acclaimed Hollywood photographer, Albert Witzel, and features his signature in the lower left corner. This example was unused and is in fine+ condition as shown with a "Triangle-Keystone" studio stamp on the verso.


*"Ora Carew (born Ora Whytock; April 19, 1891[1] – October 26, 1955), was an American silent film actress. She starred in several films between 1915 and 1925. She was known as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties.


Ora Whytock was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James Whytock and Evelyn Carn Whytock (1865–1942). She had an older sister, Evelyn Whytock Lehners (1887–1961), who became a music composer, and a younger brother, Grant Whytock (1894–1981), who became a film editor. 


After her father died on June 19, 1896, her mother moved with her three children to California. Carew acted on stage, including work in stock companies and in musical comedies, and she was a vaudeville performer. She acted on film with MGM and Universal. 


After a failed comeback in 1926, she starred in Los Angeles stage plays and toured vaudeville. From 1940 until her death, she operated a cosmetics shop in Hollywood. Carew died of a stroke at a Los Angeles sanitarium on October 26, 1955, and was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California."
*(source: Wikipedia)



ORA CAREW (c.1915) 8x10 Photograph 01 By Albert Witzel

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