CAROL DEMPSTER

Glossy 8×10 black and white chest-up 1920s studio portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in white ink, “Best wishes to/Bill Buskik/always -/Carol Dempster -/’85.”  Very fine condition.  The silent screen leading lady seemingly bewitched director D. W. Griffith, who cast her in over half a dozen major films during the 1920s, to little critical or popular acclaim. After abandoning the screen in 1926, she retired into private life, rarely granting interviews or evincing interest in her former acting career. Scarce.

$35