William Desmond Taylor Signed Photograph

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William Desmond Taylor Signed Photograph

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Auction Date:2016 Dec 15 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
Prolific American director and actor (1872–1922) during the booming motion-picture industry of the 1910s and early 1920s; his unsolved murder at the age of 49 produced one of Hollywood’s largest scandals. Scarce vintage semi-glossy 8 x 10 Albert Witzel portrait of a seated and sharply dressed Taylor, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “All the good luck in the world—Dusty, from, Bill Taylor, 1917.” Reverse bears a photography credit stamp, as well as collector’s pencil notations. In fine condition, with vertical scratch to central background and signature contrast. The recipient of the photo was Dustin Farnum, a notable silent film and stage actor who is best remembered for his roles in westerns like Cecil B. DeMille's The Squaw Man. Taylor remains incredibly rare across all formats, with this being the third signed item we have ever offered.