DOROTHY REVIER

DOROTHY REVIER. 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 black fountain pen, “To John/With kindest thoughts/Sincerely -/Dorothy Revier -/July 30 ’62.” Image by Elmer Fryer. Fine condition, with mild creasing and handling bends in the borders; and a vertical tear in the bottom border near the left edge, intruding into the last two lines of the biographical information. Blonde beauty Dorothy Revier worked steadily as a leading lady throughout the 1920s, usually playing femme fatales in close to fifty films. Although she made a smooth transition to sound, she quickly found herself relegated to “B” fare, earning the unenvied nickname of “The Queen of Poverty Row.” Her final film appearance, opposite Buck Jones, was in 1936.

$30