Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 72

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
PAVLOVA, ANNA. Large Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To my dear Mrs Smalley / My first and never / to be forgotten teacher / in the fascinating / art of the cinema," in white ink, showing her on a dark stage during her performance of "The Dying Swan." Inscribed diagonally in the image at upper right. 13 1/4x10 1/2 inches; creasing to upper right edge, moderate silvering at all edges, few scattered dings, hinged to a larger board. Np, circa 1916

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In 1916, Pavlova appeared in the silent film, The Dumb Girl of Portici, co-directed by Phillips Smalley and his wife, Lois Weber. She never performed again in a feature film.