DOROTHY MACKAILL

DOROTHY MACKAILL. Black and white 7.3 x 10.7 book-weight chest-up portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1924 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen, “To John/Aloha mi loa/Dorothy Mackaill/Oct. 4th/71.” Fine condition, with mild border creasing. A signed image of actor/director Wallace MacDonald appears on the reverse side. The stylish actress starred in several dozen films during the 1920s and made a smooth transition to sound, specializing in steamy melodramas such as Once A Sinner, Kept Husbands, and Safe in Hell (all 1931), her suggestive on-screen antics helping to almost single-handedly usher in the Production Code. After her career petered out in 1937, she eventually relocated to Hawaii, making occasional guest appearances in later years on “Hawaii Five-O.”

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