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    Daredevil Kate (Fox, 1916). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Never offered by Heritage before, this stone litho one sheet is filled with a portrait of the formidable, dark-eyed, "daredevil" Kate (Virginia Pearson). A beauty with humble Kentucky beginnings, she rose to silent film stardom in "vamp" roles similar to Theda Bara, Louise Glaum and Valeska Suratt. Known as "the screen's heretic," Pearson made an impressive fifty-one pictures in a prolific career spanning from 1910 until 1932. Two of her most memorable roles include Lady Vishuss in The Wizard of Oz (1925) and Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera (1925). In this Old West mining town drama, Pearson plays Kate, manager of the local honky tonk. Professional restoration has addressed tears and chips in the background and image area, and the bottom right corner has been replaced. An exceptional find from the silent film era. Very Good on Linen.


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