A group of photographs of Marilyn Miller by Edwin Bower Hesser
20 in all, including photographs of her as Sunny, as a ballerina in the Ziegfeld Follies, in a riding costume, in a fur-trimmed coat, and wearing white tie and a top hat. Miller was a popular Broadway star of the 1920s and '30s, and was portrayed by June Haver in the biopic Look for the Silver Lining (WB, 1949). She is also said to be the inspiration for Marilyn Monroe's first name as Ben Lyon, a Fox casting director, told Monroe that she reminded him of Marilyn Miller. Together with three photographs by Hesser of John Boles, Lois Moran, and Irene Rich.
Largest: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.