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Vintage original 6 x 9 in. US single-weight glossy half-tone photograph of silent film actor VICTOR VARCONI c.1928.


He is depicted in a very close studio shot by New York-based photographer Pirie MacDonald, a "Photographer-of-Men." It is in very fine- condition.


*"Victor Varconi (born Mihály Várkonyi; March 31, 1891 – June 6, 1976) was a Hungarian actor who initially found success in his native country, as well as in Germany and Austria, in silent films, before relocating to the United States, where he continued to appear in films throughout the sound era. He also appeared in British and Italian films.


After he developed an interest in acting, he attended the Actor Art High School in Budapest, from which he progressed to acting with the National Theatre in Budapest. While there, he performed in works that included Shakespearean plays and Molnar's Liliom and The Wolf. He went on to act with a Hungarian film company and in U.F.A. films in Berlin.


He worked under contract to Cecil B. DeMille, and played Pontius Pilate in DeMille's 1927 production of The King of Kings. That same year, he played Amos Hart, husband of murderess Roxie Hart, in the first film version of Chicago.


He died from a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California on June 6, 1976, at the age of 85, survived by his second wife, Lilliane. He was interred at the Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, California."

*(source: Wikipedia)



VICTOR VARCONI (c.1928) US 6x9 Half-Tone Photograph 01 By Pirie MacDonald

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