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    Emmy of Stork's Nest (Columbia, 1915). One Sheet (28" X 41") Beauty Style.
    Born Juliet Reilly in Shreveport, Louisiana, Mary Miles Minter showed star quality from the very beginning. Minter's mother, a Broadway actress, took her along on one of her own auditions, where the little girl landed her first acting job. To avoid child labor laws of the day, Mary was given her cousin's birth certificate and became "Mary Miles Minter." Exceptional good looks and talent led to her first feature film in 1915 at the age of thirteen. Emmy of Stork's Nest was Mary's third film that year, in which she played a gawky, tomboyish young girl of the Delaware mountains. Over the next few years, Mary often played the part of a demure young woman, emulating and eventually rivaling "America's Sweetheart" Mary Pickford. Tragically, Ms. Minter's rising star plummeted when her mentor and supposed romantic interest, director William Desmond Taylor, was murdered in his home in 1922. Widespread speculation that Mary was somehow involved in Taylor's death followed, essentially eliminating her audience appeal and forever tarnishing her career. As rare as it is striking, this "Beauty" style one sheet is a first time offer from Heritage. In sensational stone litho color, artist Carter Housh perfectly captures the innocence of the teenage Minter, playfully admiring herself in the mirror, clutching a bouquet of flowers. The poster shows only crossfold separation and light creasing, which in no way diminish its appeal. An added bonus, a second style of this poster is also presented in this auction. Very Fine.


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