Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US lobby card from the 1920s silent film drama/romance THE WHITE ROSE, released in 1923 by United Artists and directed by D.W. Griffith.The image features an interior shot depicting a tranquil scene of John White (Neil Hamilton) reading a book while his aunt (Kate Bruce) looks across at the Man of the World (Erville Alderson) while he sleeps in his rocking chair. The lobby card set for this film was issued in both a "flat" and "glossy" (or vanish) style and this card represents the flat style. It is unrestored in near-fine condition with a hard diagonal crease on the top left corner.
*"The White Rose is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. The film was written, produced, and directed by Griffith, and stars Mae Marsh, Ivor Novello, Carol Dempster, and Neil Hamilton. Though this film is extant, it is one of Griffith's rarely seen films. The film was shot in several locations throughout Florida and Louisiana; including in New Iberia and St. Martinville, Louisiana. Lucille La Verne and Porter Strong played household servant roles in blackface.
The film was not well received. It was viewed as another typical story of the young innocent girl robbed of her purity told at a very slow pace. Prints of The White Rose are listed as being located at the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection, UCLA Film & Television Archive, Academy Film Archive, and several other film archives.
A wealthy young Southern aristocrat, Joseph, graduates from a seminary and, before he takes charge of his assigned parish, decides to go out and see what "the real world" is all about. He winds up in New Orleans and finds himself attracted to a poor, unsophisticated orphan girl, Bessie, that he meets at a dance hall. One thing leads to another, and before long Bessie finds that she is pregnant with Joseph's child."
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