BETTY BLYTHE

Vintage 5.3 x 8.3 matte finish sepia tone chest-up studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “Thanks Sylvia – Cheerio/Betty Blythe.”  Fine condition, with the photograph possibly trimmed from a larger size.  The busy leading lady of the silent screen was skimpily clad in many of her most famous features, almost all of them, alas, now lost. With the advent of sound, she became a character actress, frequently unbilled, making appearances in more than 100 additional films during the ensuing three and a half decades.

$50