CORINNE GRIFFITH

CORINNE GRIFFITH. Sepia tone 7.2 x 10 head and shoulders book-weight portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1930 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To John/Corinne Griffith.” A pencil notation along the extreme top right indicates that this image was signed in person in November 1961. Fine condition, with scattered very mild handling bends in the borders and small stray ink marks on her left collar and in the right border. One of the great beauties of the silent screen, Corinne Griffith won an Oscar nomination for her performance in The Divine Lady (1928). Sound, however, was not kind to her, and she retired from the screen in 1932 after fewer than half a dozen lifeless talkies, consoling herself with astute real estate investments that made her one of the richest women in the world — with an estate valued at over $150 million — at the time of her death in 1979.

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