Can anyone help ID this actress?

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jeff891

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Can anyone help ID this actress?

PostWed Nov 18, 2015 6:42 pm

Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased the attached piece of art by Charles Sheldon.
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Sheldon was well known for his covers of early film magazines like Photoplay and Screenland. You can see examples of his work here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=charles ... 00&bih=799" target="_blank" target="_blank

This piece is probably a cover piece as well, but I am unable to identify the actress.

Can anyone here offer some ideas of who it may be? I would love to track down the published magazine, but not having any luck so far.

Thanks,

Jeff
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Re: Can anyone help ID this actress?

PostTue Dec 01, 2015 9:18 am

My guess would be Norma Shearer...
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jeff891

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Re: Can anyone help ID this actress?

PostTue Dec 01, 2015 2:42 pm

Thanks Chris, someone else off-site gave her as a possibility as well.

Jeff
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Re: Can anyone help ID this actress?

PostThu Feb 18, 2016 4:48 pm

Some of Sheldon's drawings hardly look like the actual person, however. Who would have guessed this is a drawing of Joan Crawford on the December 1927 cover of Photoplay? Notice the partially cut-off name "--an ---wford" on the left edge of the front cover.

The OP may want to contact the original seller of his drawing and try to trace the provenance of the photo.

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