Marilyn Miller
MARILYN MILLER. Vintage 1920s 7x9 matte finish sepia tone full-length costume portrait from an unknown stage production, boldly signed and inscribed in black fountain pen, "To Edna/Sincerely/Marilyn." Near fine condition, with trimmed borders; pin holes to three corner tips and in the center at the bottom edge; and slight paper loss at the top right corner tip. Marilyn Miller was one of the most popular stars of the Broadway musical stage during the 1920s. Among her biggest successes were Jerome Kern's Sally (1920), in which she introduced the song, "Look For the Silver Lining," and Irving Berlin's Sunny (1925), both of which she reprised on film in the early years of the talkies. She died in 1936 at age 37 following surgery. Authentically signed photographs are quite uncommon, since even as a stage star Miller regularly employed a secretary, a testament to her enormous popularity. Although I normally prefer not to offer photographs signed with a celebrity's first name only, the scarcity of signed Miller photographs prompt me to make an exception in this case, this being the first I have had in five years.
$225
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