Vintage original 22 x 28 in. US half-sheet poster from the teens silent film drama, THE GIRL WHO STAYED AT HOME, released in 1919 by Artcraft Pictures Corporation and directed by D.W. Griffith.
The image depicts Cutie Beautiful (Clarine Seymour) in her apartment talking with an operator on the telephone ("Hurry up Central, I'm trying to get my sweetheart"). It has been professonally paper-backed to address various items and is in fine+ condition.
*"This was the first time that Richard Barthelmess or Clarine Seymour appeared in a Griffith film. This was Carol Dempster's first major role. The film included footage shot at the war front and also in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Provost Marshal General E. H. Crowder, General Peyton Conway March and Secretary of War Newton Baker appear in the film."
*"The film represents a generational change of leading male actors for DW Griffith, from Robert Harron (The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, Birth of a Nation and as the male character with the most screen time in Intolerance) to Richard Barthelmess (Broken Blossoms). Harron had a supporting role to Barthelmess' lead in Griffith's Way Down East, after co-staring with him in The Girl Who Stayed at Home. One of the final films of Robert Harron, one of D.W. Griffith's favorite actors. Harron died of an accidental gunshot wound a few months after the release of The Girl Who Stayed at Home, at age 27.
Story of two brothers who go off to France to fight in World War I, the women who love them and an American expatriate living in France who rallies behind his former country."
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