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    The Perils of Pauline (General, 1914). Photos (3) (6.5" X 9", 6.5" X 7.75", 6.25" X 9.5").
    Pearl White, also known as the "Stunt Queen" of silent film, stars in this early serial about a damsel menaced by assorted villains including pirates and Native Americans. Each of the 20 episodes finds Pearl in imminent danger, and using her skills flying airplanes, racing cars, swimming across rivers, and other astounding feats to escape death. Offered here are three vintage gelatin silver, single weight, glossy photos capturing Pearl in action. These photos are amazing and truly unique "finds" as they are candid shots taken during the production of the serial depicting Pearl performing one of the stunts. Notations on the verso state they are from The Perils of Pauline and were taken in Ft. Lee, New Jersey in 1913. Paper from this film is extremely scarce, making these photos a great find. There is some light creasing and toning, writing on the verso ("Photo by J. Allison"), and the photos have been trimmed. Fine+.


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