SIGNED DATED 1917 PHOTO OF DORIS KENYON – SILENT SCREEN ACTRESS
Signed photograph, 10 x 8, “Very Sincerely Doris Kenyon , NY 1917”. Moody, NY photographer’s imprint.
Doris Margaret Kenyon (1897 – 1979) was an American actress of motion pictures and television. Her voice attracted the attention of Broadway theatrical scouts who enticed her to become a performer on the stage. In 1915, she first appeared as a chorus girl in the Victor Herbert operetta The Princess Pat.In 1915, she made her first film, The Rack, with World Film Company of Fort Lee, New Jersey. One of the most remembered films of her early career is Monsieur Beaucaire (1924). In this production, she starred opposite Rudolph Valentino. She and her husband, Milton Sills, starred in The Unguarded Hour for First National Pictures (1925). Kenyon's first sound film was The Home Towners (1928). She also starred in Paramount Pictures' first talking film, Interference (1928).Kenyon was cast opposite actor George Arliss in two films: Alexander Hamilton (1931) and Voltaire (1933). Kenyon continued her acting career in television in the 1950s. She was cast in episodes of The Secret Storm (1954), Schlitz Playhouse of Stars and 77 Sunset Strip. In 1922, a newborn girl, Doris Kappelhoff, was named after Kenyon. Kappelhoff grew up to be singer and actress Doris Day.
Diagonal crease in b/l corner, light ,small corner creases in remaining corners, overall Fine lf et 335 165.
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