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    The Diamond from the Sky (Mutual, 1915). Lobby Cards (8" X 10") and Promo Photo Post Card (3.5" X 5.5"). Chapters 15, 16, 17, 21, and 27. Serial.
    The lead role in this 30-part epic was originally offered to Mary Pickford at a then-unheard of salary of $4,000 per week. This very early serial is now presumed lost. Pickford turned them down, but not before suggesting her sister Lottie Pickford for the high-profile part. In spite of Lottie's well-known problems with alcohol, and a pregnancy that became increasingly obvious as filming went on, she was given the role by the American "Flying A" Company of Santa Barbara, CA, and filming began under former cameraman Jacques Jaccard. When Jaccard realized he was in over his head, William Desmond Taylor stepped in, bringing the production in on time and under budget. The serial was an immense success, spawning a sequel that was released in the following year. Offered here are ten lobby cards in the rare 8" X 10" format from various chapters of this landmark chapterplay. They all have pinholes in the corners; one card shows some wrinkling, while another has corner bends and some light rust stains. Also included in this lot is an extremely attractive portrait photo postcard of Lottie Pickford in superb condition. A great find for any serial collector or lover of silent film. Very Fine-.

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    May, 2012
    27th Sunday
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