JULIA FAYE

JULIA FAYE. Sepia tone 7.2 x 10 chest-up 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, “Aug. 26 – 1961/To John/Always/Just/Julia Faye.” Image by Ruth Harriet Louise. Fine condition, with scattered very mild handling bends in the borders. After a stint as one of Mack Sennett’s Bathing Beauties, Julia Faye became a protege (and mistress) of director Cecil B. deMille, who cast her in decent supporting rolese throughout the 1920s. Although her career rapidly declined with the coming of sound, deMille continued to cast her in his films for another three decades, usually in bit roles that required no dialogue.

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