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Martha Mansfield, Photoplay July 1920 is a piece of digital artwork by Sarah Vernon which was uploaded on September 5th, 2016.
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Martha Mansfield, Photoplay July 1920
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Martha Mansfield [1899-1923] was an American actress who was always determined on a stage career. At the age of fourteen she appeared on Broadway in Little Women (1912), while her film debut came in 1917 with a short called Max Comes Across. She made twenty-four further films, including Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  with John Barrymore but her life and career was cut tragically short in 1923 when she was filming a Civil War picture called The Warrens of Virginia. A lighted match was thrown in her vicinity and it ignited her costume which went up in flames. She was rushed to hospital but had sustained ‘substantial burns’ [Wikipedia] and died a day later. A sad life. It has never been known who discarded the match thus.
September 5th, 2016
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Fabulous vintage artistry! lfp
Sarah Vernon replied:
Thank you, Anita. I'm very glad you appreciate vintage classics!
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Lovely cover photo art, l/f
I really love this colorful and dazzling work. This is delightfully gorgeous.
An instant Fav, Sarah! These colours dazzle with vintage beauty :))
Great!I love it!
I love vintage like this one, Sarah! Well done! FAV!
It is a treat, isn't it! You can read more about her on my blog: https://firstnightdesign.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/first-night-design-martha-mansfield-photoplay-july-1920-vintage-magazine-cover/.
Stunning portrait! A wonderful tribute for a life cut too short! l/f
It is indeed. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Thanks!
This is simply stunning Sarah!
Thank you, Colleen. I wish I could take the credit but I merely restored it!
Thank you, Paula!
Wow!! Stunning, Sarah!!
Thanks! They sure don't make them like that anymore!
Fabulous work Sarah! Such a sad story ...
Glad you like it!
Wow Factor for this one Sarah! She must have been a grand gal! A lovely and beautiful work of art, FAV
I'm delighted you like her, Reynold!
Beautiful work and style! fv
Thank you, Jim. They certainly knew what they were about in those days!
Lovely work on this vintage poster Sarah and a very sad story, L/F
Thank you, Tarrby. Very sad.
Irresistible, isn't. As I said to Denise, they just don't make them like that these days.
This is so gorgeous Sarah. Love the colors. I love your included history. I think we forget sometimes there is a history with these vintage pieces. Hope you are feeling better.
Absolutely. Such a sad back story, though. Yes. feeling much better. Thanks, Bunny.
This is gorgeous Sarah
Thanks, Denise. They sure don't make 'em like that anymore!
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