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    William Desmond Taylor rare signed photograph in military uniform inscribed to Mary Miles Minter. (1920) Vintage original gelatin silver 7.5 x 9.5 in. double-weight matte photograph by Witzel signed boldly in black ink in the lower image to his discovery and starlet who would be a central figure in his ultimate murder. Inscribed and signed, "To Mary Miles Minter, God Bless Her, from William D. Taylor 6/1/20". Published in Kenneth Anger's underground show-biz exposé Hollywood Babylon at the head of the "Panic at Paramount" chapter of the book concerning Taylor's sensational murder. Retaining photographer's inkstamp on the verso. Exhibiting a .5 in. tear in the upper central border. Some corner bumping and edge wear. In vintage very good condition.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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