The signature and inscription are partially in the dark area of the photo. Fair contrast to "Faithfully", better contrast to her name. The photo is in amazing shape for a still that is close to 100 years old. I'd call it very fine.
One tape mark on verso, at edge, that may have been from a previous mounting. Read bio and background below. Norma Marie Talmadge (May 2, 1894 December 24, 1957) was an American actress and film producer of the silent era.A major box-office draw for more than a decade, her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among the most popular idols of the American screen. A specialist in melodrama, her most famous film was Smilin Through (1922), but she also scored artistic triumphs teamed with director Frank Borzage in Secrets (1924) and The Lady (1925).
Her younger sister Constance Talmadge was also a movie star. Talmadge married millionaire film producer Joseph M. Schenck and they successfully created their own production company. After reaching fame in the film studios on the East Coast, she moved to Hollywood in 1922.
Talmadge was one of the most elegant and glamorous film stars of the Roaring'20s. However, by the end of the silent film era, her popularity with audiences had waned. After her two talkies proved disappointing at the box office, she retired a very wealthy woman. All autographed items are guaranteed authentic for life.We reserve the right to end any listing at any time. We sell on other venues and items may become unavailable. I have an entry as a consignor and contributing expert in " R&R 1998 Autograph price guide ".
The item "Norma Talmadge Circa 1922 Signed Orig. Still Photo Smilin Through" is in sale since Friday, April 24, 2020.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Photographs". The seller is "regansautographs" and is located in Westbury, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.