Quantity: 1 available
Item/Description: Vintage 1910s-1920s Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. candid bike riding photograph by Kadel & Herbert News Service.
***We once owned a Hollywood-themed restaurant/nightclub with in excess of 2,000 autographs and entertainment memorabilia items on display. This photograph was once a part of that vast collection which we have been gradually liquidating over the past several years!
This glossy sepia-toned black & white photo is backstamped on its reverse side with an official Kadel & Herbert News Service attribution and also bears a typewritten photo still identification #: H-10432-S.
This particular candid photo depicts THE celebrity couple of that time, Mary Pickford & Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (who were often referred to as “Hollywood Royalty”) riding their bicycles. They are “at rest” sitting on their bikes in front of a wooden building which appears to be on one of their Hollywood sets. Unlike bicycle riders of today, these two are dapperly decked out in some of their finest and most fashionable attire.
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Age/Period: Vintage, Original Authentic Period Photo - ca 1910s-1920s (NOT A REPRINT)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Back side of photograph contains this legend: “WARNING: This is a copyrighted photograph and in reproducing same, copyright line must be printed below as follows: Copyright by Kadel & Herbert News Service 153 East 42nd St., N.Y. Not for syndicating. Not to be used for advertising purposes without written permission.”
*A small remnant strip of scrapbook-type paper originally attached to the lower portion of the back side of the photo contained a typed notation that additionally references the copyright protection of “Kadel & Herbert News Service” as well as provided a photo still identification number. Only a tiny piece of that typed notation was ever present at the time we first acquired this photo, and what there is of that notation reads:
“Watch your credit...
© Kadel &...”
*Kindly refer to photo to view this notation.
Material(s)/Format: Original, authentic vintage 1920s-era period “Kadel & Herbert News Service” sepia-toned, black & white glossy photograph (NOT A REPRINT)
Size/Measurements: 8"W x 6"H
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Excellent, well-preserved vintage collectible condition. Corners remain sharp and pointed. There is a normal modicum of minimal handling wear to photo surface itself, visible only when photo is held at an angle vs. viewed “straight on.” As stated above, a small remnant strip of scrapbook-type paper remains affixed to the lower portion of the back side of the photo. The tiny piece of paper that contains the typewritten attribution notation with the “photo identification #” is still present has separated from the photo backing.
Excerpted Research Information About Kadel & Herbert: Kadel & Herbert News Service were prestigious professional photographers back in the early part of the Twentieth Century who were called upon to photograph all sorts of important events and people. Their photos appeared in all types of publications of the times (newspapers, magazines, etc.), and their works have since become very collectible and greatly valued by museums and private collectors alike.
Excerpted Research Information About Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. (attributed to Wikipedia.com):
*Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford met in 1916, were married on March 28, 1920, and separated in the early 1930s. During the years they were married, Fairbanks and Pickford were regarded as "Hollywood Royalty," famous for entertaining at their Beverly Hills estate, Pickfair.
*Douglas Fairbanks (nee Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman/Ulman - 1883-1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He was best known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films...
Fairbanks was a founding member of United Artists. He was also a founding member of The Motion Picture Academy and hosted the 1st Academy Awards in 1929. Fairbanks was referred to as "The King of Hollywood", a nickname later passed on to actor Clark Gable.
He was widely considered as one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s.
*Mary Pickford, (nee Gladys Louise Smith - 1892-1979) was a Canadian-born American film actress and producer. With a career spanning 50 years, she was a co-founder of both the Pickford–Fairbanks Studio (along with Douglas Fairbanks) and, later, the United Artists film studio (with Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and D. W. Griffith), and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who present the yearly "Oscar" award ceremony.
Pickford was known in her prime as "America's Sweetheart" and the "girl with the curls". She was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting. Pickford was one of the earliest stars to be billed under her own name, and was one of the most popular actresses of the 1910s and 1920s, earning the nickname "Queen of the Movies". She is credited as having defined the ingénue archetype in cinema.
She was awarded the second ever Academy Award for Best Actress for her first sound-film role in Coquette (1929) and also received an honorary Academy Award in 1976. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute ranked Pickford as 24th in its 1999 list of greatest female stars of classic Hollywood Cinema.
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Title: Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Kadel & Herbert News Service Vintage 1910s-1920s Candid Photograph H-10432-S (Riding Bicycles/Bike Riding) USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!
Categories: Celebritites, Entertainers,
lbs: 1.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Mary Pickford Douglas Fairbanks Photograph