This vintage real photo postcard features American silent and sound film actress, Lois Wilson (1894-1988). She also directed two films and performed on the stage. She appeared on Broadway three times between 1937 and 1968. Her 1968 appearance was in “I Never Sang For My Father”. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but she and her family moved to Alabama when she was quite young. She graduated from Alabama Normal College and became a school teacher before venturing out to pursue a film career. In 1915, after winning the equivalant of the Miss Alabama beauty contest, she headed for Hollywood. She was quickly hired by Victor Film Company for a number of small roles. In 1916, she worked in a minor film role for female director Lois Weber. Weber took an interest in Wilson and began preparing her for future stardom. Wilson appeared in a number of films for various studios until she was signed by Paramount in 1919. She remained with the company until 1927. She was a WAMPAS Baby Star of 1922. WAMPAS Baby Stars were projected to become future major Hollywood stars. The IMDb credits Wilson with 159 screen appearances between 1915 and 1963. Her most noted roles were in “The Covered Wagon” (1923) and “The Great Gatsby (1926). She played opposite major leading men including Rudolph Valentino, John Gilbert and Ronald Reagon. She made a successful transition to sound movies. However, she became disappointed with many of the roles she played in the 1930’s, and retired in 1941. Wilson also performed on television and played roles in soap operas such as “The Guiding Light”, “The Secret Storm”, and the “Edge of Night”. Lois Wilson never married. This vintage postcard was published by Cinemagazine (Paris) as part of a series (No.237). The card is in good condition (see scans). 


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