A large group of original photos and negatives of Mary Pickford taken by Edwin Bower Hesser

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Lot 379
A large group of original photos and negatives of Mary Pickford taken by Edwin Bower Hesser

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,400
Property Originally from the Estate of Mary Pickford
A large group of original photos and negatives of Mary Pickford taken by Edwin Bower Hesser
Approximately 238 photos and negatives comprising 27 8 x 10 in. negatives, 111 6.25 x 8.25 in. negatives, and 100 8 x 10 in. or smaller photos, almost all of which are housed in individual file folders inscribed with the still number on the file tab. The archive contains approximately 138 different poses taken by (or attributed to) Hesser. Edwin Bower Hesser was well-known for his nude portraits of women, such as those of Jean Harlow taken at Griffith Park, but his glamour portraits of film stars were in high demand during the Golden Age of Films. His portraits of Pickford are ethereal in nature and often present her in a softer focus. He took many of the portraits promoting Coquette (1929), which highlighted Mary's new look as a modern-day flapper.
Largest: 8 x 10 in.
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