Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

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Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:05 pm

This is a cool etching from March 1913 Motion Picture Story Magazine. Alice Joyce by A. B. Shults. I like it not only because it is beautiful, but because it is by a fan who sent their art in at Alice Joyce's peak of popularity.
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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by donnie » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:36 am

Wow, that is really excellent and beautiful work. I wonder if A.B. Shults wasn't a professional illustrator? If he wasn't he should have been. I like how the signature is worked into the bottom of the figure.

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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:44 pm

Unfortunately, I don't know who made this, but it's really cute!!
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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by donnie » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:17 pm

That's a good one. I wonder if Buster ever saw this. It would be nice to think he did.

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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:11 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:17 pm
That's a good one. I wonder if Buster ever saw this. It would be nice to think he did.
I think it's new. I found this on Twitter, but lost the original user's handle.
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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by Kitty » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:13 pm

Here's a beautiful one of Mary Fuller. I think these are fantastic. April 1913 Motion Picture Story.
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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by donnie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:38 am

Yes, I love the style of that artist.

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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by Kitty » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:46 pm

A nice sketch of Ormi Hawley, from the May 1913 issue of Motion Picture Story.
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Re: Fan Art of Silent Photoplay Actors

Post by donnie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:23 pm

It's amazing how he can suggest detail with just a few parallel lines—that's genius. Even the signature at the bottom is a thing of beauty.

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