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    Nita Naldi Autographed Portrait and Publicity Photo. The Silent era had no more alluring a femme fatale than Nita Naldi - best-remembered as Gina, the "bad girl" who fired up John Barrymore's base passions in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), and as Dona Sol, who lured Rudolph Valentino to the decadent depths in Blood and Sand (1922). This exquisite 11" x 14" signed portrait, autographed when the actress was at the apex of her fame, reveals Naldi in all her vampy splendor, and the inscription reads, "To J. Thomas Wiling Sincerely Nita Naldi -1922-." Also included is an 11" x 14" publicity portrait of Naldi, with the photography studio "Pach Bros. NY" embossed in the lower right corner. The autographed portrait has the stamped credit "Photograph by Edward Thayer Monroe, N.Y" on the back, and some writing in pencil. A tiny piece is missing from the upper left edge, otherwise in Excellent condition. The publicity photo has the original snipe, noting Naldi as "a member of the Paramount Stock Company", a few scribbles in color pencil, stamps from Motion Play and The Post Standard and the stamp of Pach Bros. It too is in Excellent condition. Wonderful items on an actress who sensually epitomized the dark passions in 1920s cinema. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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