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Vintage original 5 x 7 in. US double-weight matte photograph from the teens two-reel silent film drama, SKIRTS, released in 1916 by the Triangle Distributing Corporation and directed by Edward Dillon.


The image depcits cast members Fay Tincher (as an artist's model who becomes a victm of drugs) Tully Marshall (the Artist), unknown, unknown, and Charles Stevens. It is in very fine- condition.


*"Fay Tincher (April 17, 1884 – October 11, 1983) was an American comic actress in motion pictures of the silent film era.


Tincher's film debut came in 1914. She played in Bill Manages A Fighter (1914), one of a series of Bill comedy shorts. It was made by the Komic Pictures Company of Los Angeles, California. The performers worked out of the Reliance Studios. Directed by Edward Dillon, former ex-lightweight fighter Hobo Dougherty was among the featured actors. In one scene Tincher encourages Dougherty to get knocked out on film. However she has trouble convincing the fight veteran that he is not really in a pugilistic contest.


By the end of 1915 Tincher worked for the Fine Arts Film Company. Aside from comic roles, she often depicted working class types such as a laundry girl in Laundry Liz (1916). Dillon directed and Anita Loos was the scenarist. The short movie was released by the Keystone Film Company. In Skirts (1916) Tincher plays an artist's model who becomes a victim of drugs. This was a new type of role for her. Tully Marshall plays the artist.


Griffith staged a presentation of comic bull fights, massive floats, theatrical comedy, and drama, in July 1915. The production was called the Pageant of the Photoplay. Audiences were able to view directors carrying megaphones, the process of film development, and movies being put together in make-up rooms. Tincher played a dramatic part in a comedy on the final day of the event. A stage was assembled and four scenes were acted out.


In 1918 Tincher became head of her own company, Fay Tincher Productions. Her movies were released by the World Film Company. In the Andy Gump comedy series (1923–1928) Tincher played Min, who wears her hair bobbed, alongside Joe Murphy as her husband, Andy Gump. The series numbered around forty-five films and was produced by Universal Pictures and Samuel Von Honkel. American cartoonist Sidney Smith created the film characters.


Tincher's final motion picture was All Wet (1930). This is a two reel comedy short directed by Sam Newfield. Fay Tincher, at age 99, died of a heart attack in Brooklyn, New York, in 1983."
*(source: Wikipedia)



SKIRTS (1916) US 5x7 Photograph 01

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