EDMUND BURNS. Black and white 7.4 x 10.7 book-weight chest-up portrait, with printed biography below, removed from the 1924 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, “To John/Edmund Burns.” Image by Freulich. A signed image of character actress Winifred Bryson, the wife of Warner Baxter, appears on the reverse side. A pencil notation along the extreme top left edge indicates that this page was signed in person in August 1964. Edmund Burns, also billed as Edward Burns, was a leading man of the silent screen, making his unbilled screen debut in Birth of a Nation (1915) and appearing in scores of films through the end of the silent era. John Verzi collection.