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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US double-weight matte publicity photograph of silent film actress PAULINE STARKE c.1917.


She is depicted in an interior full-length publicity shot wearing a vintage dress and shoes with a large bow in her hair as she holds a small white fur muff while looking off-camera. As indicated in the lower right corner, this photograph was taken by Gerald D. Carpenter of Los Angeles. It was inscribed in blue ink by Pauline Starke to motion picture producer Benjamin Ray thusly: "To our old friend - Bennie - Love - from Pauline Starke." Printed on double-weight stock with a beautiful matte finish, this photograph features a nice interior embossed border as well. It is in fine- condition.


*"Pauline Starke was born on January 10, 1901, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of George W. Starke and Edythe Edna Starke (née Bruce). Starke left school after completing the 5th grade. She accompanied her mother to Los Angeles and caught the attention of D. W. Griffith while her mother was working as an extra. Selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1922, Starke starred in a number of films from 1916 to 1935.


She made her acting debut as an extra in The Birth of a Nation (1915) and appeared as a dance extra in Intolerance (1916). She continued to play bit parts until director Frank Borzage started casting her in leading roles, beginning in 1917. She scored several lead roles in films, establishing her as a prominent silent-film actress during the 1920s. On Broadway, Starke portrayed Sylvia Clayton in Zombie (1932).


Starke married producer/director Jack White on September 4, 1927, and they divorced in 1931. In 1932, she married actor George Sherwood. Starke died from the aftermath of a stroke on February 3, 1977, in Santa Monica, California."
*(source: Wikipedia)



PAULINE STARKE (c.1917) US 8x10 Inscribed Photograph By Gerald D. Carpenter

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