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    The Fast Freight (Rayart Pictures, 1926). Title Card and Lobby Cards (4) (11" X 14"). Helen Holmes was the Queen of the Railroad Serials during the silent era. She originally entered motion pictures through her friend, Mabel Norman, who was appearing in Keystone shorts at the time. Later, at Kalem and then for other studios, Holmes discovered a talent for action films, most often performing her own dangerous stunts in such serials as The Hazards of Helen (1914), Lass of the Lumberlands (1916), The Lost Express (1917), and The Fatal Fortune (1919). After retiring from pictures in 1926, she and her husband took up ranching in Sonora, and in 1945, she became a Hollywood animal trainer. Holmes's legacy is one of action and adventure, as important to the development of the serial genre as her contemporary, Pearl White. Presented here are several cards from one of Holmes's last films, an exciting action picture that put her back in the steel-driving world of the railroads. All the cards have pinholes in the corners and borders. The title card has a bend in the bottom left, a small tear in the top border, soiling in the right border, a bottom right corner bend, and a smudge below the motorcycle wheel, while the card with the blue table has a small crease in the bottom left. If you're a fan of fast-paced action films and daring performers, this lot's for you! Fine+.

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