VILMA BANKY

VILMA BANKY. Sepia tone 7.3 x 10 head and shoulders book-weight portrait of the flirtatious-looking actress, with printed biography below, removed from the 1930 edition of “Stars of the Photoplay, ” boldly signed in blue fountain pen. A mild bend along the extreme left edge; otherwise very fine condition. The silent screen beauty, dubbed “the Hungarian rhapsody, ” was famed for her romantic onscreen pairings with Ronald Colman and Rudolph Valentino. After a handful of dismal early talkies, she retired from the screen and lived happily with actor/husband Rod La Rocque until his death in 1969. This image was signed in person in the early 1960s.

$60