These vintage press photographs feature Senorita Stella de Carcano y Morra, the eldest daughter of Dr. Miguel Angel Carcano and Senora Stella de Morra de Carcano. Dr Carcano was the Argentinian Ambassador to Great Britain. Stella was quite pretty. Stella’s younger sister, Ana Inez “Chiquita” Carcano y Morra, married John Jacob Astor VII, just months before this photo was taken. This photo was taken in 1945. In 1946, Stella married William Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley. They were divorced in 1961.This photograph was taken by esteemed photographer Yvonne Gregory (1889-1970) who was based in London. Gregory was married to another prominent photographer, Bertram Park.  (BOTH SOLD)




This vintage press photograph features a Native American woman and an actress named Ynez Seabury. The woman is wearing traditional clothing and a traditional hair style (in blossoms). The Native American woman is from the Hopi tribe. The pair were appearing in a play together. There were also other Hopi cast members. The play was called “His Blossom Bride”.  Ynez Seabury (1907-1973) was an American actress who performed on the stage and in silent and early sound films. She was born in Oregon to parents who were both actors. She started her show business career as a child actor. She made her screen debut in D. W. Griffith’s, “The Miser’s Heart” (1911). The following year she appeared on Broadway. Many films followed. The IMDb reports that Seabury had 34 film credits. Her last feature film appearance was in a 1940 Cecil B. DeMille film.Seabury had dark features and as a result was often cast to play ethnic characters. A number of times she played Native American women. In 1928, she played a role in “His Blossom Bride”. This romantic drama premiered at the Mason Opera House in Los Angeles. Seabury played the Native American heroine but a number of Hopi tribesmen participated in the play. A popular online encyclopedia states that she was “revered” by the Hopis because she understood “their lives and ambitions”. The Hopi tribe lived primarily on the Hopi reservation located in Northeastern Arizona. This photograph was taken by J. C. Milligan. His name is embossed in the bottom right hand corner of the image.This photograph and caption appeared in at least one unidentified newspaper. (SOLD)




This 1921 press photo (Press Photo 1)features British actress, theatrical manager, and producer Gladys Cooper (1888-1971). Her career spanned over seven decades and she acted on stage, film, and television. She was a popular “pin-up” model for British troops during World War I. In 1967, she was awarded the coveted title of Dame of the Order of the British Empire. Cooper was known for both her talent and her beauty. This press photo focuses on her beauty. In fact the caption of the photograph states “Gladys Cooper : The Most Beautiful Actress In England”. This press photo was produced by the Keystone View Company. Cooper was about 33 years of age at the time this photograph was taken. (SOLD)

Postcard 1 features the Gladys Cooper’s fascimile autograph. This “hand-painted” postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the “British Beauty” series (B1-5). The firm was located in London. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Rotary Photo as part of the “Rotary Photographic” series (11856H). The firm was located in London. (SOLD)





This vintage press photo features an older Cuban worker pushing his work cart down the street in Havana, Cuba. The cart seems to contain tools and materials. A translation site could only tell me that the man worked with frames in homes. I am hypothesizing that he is a framer. A stamp on the photo’s reverse indicates that the photograph was taken in 1988 and belonged to “Bohemia Fotografia”. It is likely that this image was used by “Revista Bohemia”; Cuba’s oldest general consumer magazine. This photograph measures about 4 3/4″ x 7 1/8″ and is in excellent condition.

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This vintage press photo (9/15/1935) features Elon Hogsett who was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers during the 1935 season. The caption, on the back of the photograph declares that the Tiger’s “supremacy for 1935 is virtually assured”. In fact the Tigers reached the World Series that year and Hogsett pitched in one the the games. Who was Elon Hogsett? Elon Chester “Chief” Hogsett (1903-2001) was a submarining left handed major league pitcher who played 11 seasons in the American League with Detroit (1920-1936, 1944), St. Louis Browns (1936-1937), and the Washington Senators (1938). He was known by his nickname “Chief” but he was only 1/32 a Native American (Cherokee). He stated that he received the nick name because he once had a teammate that he roomed with who was one hundred percent Native American (Kiowa). Hogsett was both a reliever and a starter during his pitching career. His career stats included a 63-87 won-loss record and a 5.02 ERA. Hogsett appeared in two World Series. This photograph is an interesting piece of baseball history. Elon Hogsett was not only an old time baseball player but he also looks the part. The photograph measures about 5″ x 7″. The photograph was once owned by Acme Newspictures of New York City and the company’s stamp appears on the reverse of the photo along with a caption. SOLD  

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This vintage press photo is from 1936 and features two Yale University ice hockey players. The player on the left is named Blake Shepard and his hometown was St. Paul, Minnesota. Blake played the position of left defenseman. The player on the right is identified as Edward Pillsbury who hailed from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Edward played the wing position. Both Shepard and Pillsbury played hockey only one year (1935/36) at Yale. Shepard had more success on the ice than Pillsbury. Shepard is mentioned several time in the Yale Daily News. He earned praise for his “standout” performance at defense in a game against US Olympic Team candidates (12/9/35). Shepard started a game against Clarkson (1/23/36). He scored a goal and earned an assist in a 9-2 win over Brown University (2/20/36). Review of the Yale newspaper seems to indicate that Shepard also played football and baseball there. An internet search yielded no information about Pillsbury’s collegiate hockey career, other than him being on Yale’s hockey team (35/36) roster. This vintage photograph once belonged to Brown Brothers, a major stock photo agency. It was established in 1904 and built an archive of over one million photographs and negatives. This hockey press photo has excellent clarity and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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This vintage photograph is a portrait of actress, Faye Dunaway (1941-). The photo captures Dunaway in her role as a television executive in the film “Network”. Dunaway came away from the movie with an Academy Award  (Best Actress). “Network” (1976) was a satirical drama. It was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. Dunaway was born in Florida but because her father was an Army officer, she lived in a number of places in the US and in Europe. During her childhood she took dance, piano and singing lessons. She attended a number of colleges, but graduated from Boston University with a degree in theater. Soon after graduation, she appeared on Broaday in the drama “A Man for All Seasons”. She then appeared in a number of other theater productions. Her film debut was in “The Happening” (1967). She played the role of Bonnie Parker in the film, “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967). She got the role despite the initial objections of co-star Warren Beatty. She was nominated for “Best Actress” by the Academy Awards. The film made her into a star. Her next film “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968) also was a hit. She received great reviews. Other film roles included “Little Big Man” (1970), “Chinatown” (1974), “The Towering Inferno” (1974). and  “Mommie Dearest” (1981). The IMDb reports that Dunaway appeared in 115 television and film roles.  The IBDb reveals that Dunaway appeared in five Broadway plays between 1961 and 1982. Dunaway’s personal life was somewhat unstable. Perhaps it was not more stable because of her many changes in residence during her father’s military career? In 1962 she had a year long relationship with comic Lenny Bruce. In 1968 she began a two year relationship with married actor Marcello Mastroianni. In 1974 she married Peter Wolf, the lead singer of “The J. Geils Band”. In 1977 she and Wolf were photographed by photographer Terry O’Neill who was working for People Magazine. O’Neill became her second husband in 1983. After her divorce from O’Neill, she had a number of other significant relationships. Interestingly, both of her marriages were of four years duration. This vintage photo was  a press photo. It helped promote the film “Network. The photo is in excellent condition (see scans).

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This 1988 press photo features two beautiful young women modelling swimsuits for the international retail clothing firm, “C & A”. Model, Roxanna Hudson is wearing a “turquoise racerback swimsuit” with a Mickey “I Love You” logo. The second model, “Bertie”, is wearing a red and white spotted bikini with a Mickey and Minnie logo. It is interesting to note that Miss Hudson is holding a “Le Clic” camera. Produced by Keystone, these cameras were fashionable and inexpensive.  Manufactured in the late 1980’s, they had Kodak Disc technology and were easy to load and had a reusable flash. This photograph was published by Universal Pictorial Press. The publisher was located in London, England. Twenty-eight portraits from Universal can be found in the United Kingdom’s National Portrait Gallery. This press photograph has wonderful clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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This press photo features award-winning actress (film and television), film director, and film producer, Rosanna Arquette (1959- ). Her movie credits include roles in “Desperately Seeking Susan” (1985), “Pulp Fiction” (1994), and David Cronenberg’s Crash (1996). Arquette was born in New York City. Her mother was an actress, poet, therapist, and more. Her father is a film actor, screenwriter, and producer. Her grandfather (Charley Weaver) was a comedian. She has four siblings that became actors. Must be in the genes. Arquette was one of the victims of Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual behavior and she spoke out about her experience early on when Weinstein was being deservedly skewered by the press. She has been married four times and divorced three times. While making a film with Bette Davis in 1978, Arquette was advised by the apparently prescient screen star that mixing a career and a relationship would never work. In 1990 Arquette was on the cover and featured in a nude pictorial for Playboy magazine. The IMDb credits her with 152 acting credits and 3 for directing. This silver print photograph was taken by celebrity photographer, Gabor Scott, in 1989. It is my presumption that the number 89 printed on the reverse of the photo stands for 1989. The Press Gazette reported Gabor’s death in 2014. He was 65 years-old. The article’s headline asserts that he “made his name covering 1980’s glitterati”. The London based photographer once photographed Prince Harry giving him “the finger”.  He was the “house photographer” at Camden Palace, one of the most fashionable London clubs in the 80’s. He photographed many celebrities there and elsewhere. Scott was born in Hungary in 1948 and moved with his family to London in 1956. Scott syndicated his images through a number of agencies. This press photo was distributed by Camera Press. The photo measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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This vintage press photo features Miss Jean Rutherford, winner of a beauty contest sponsored by the Daily Mirror, a newspaper in Great Britain. The contest had 22,000 entrants. Miss Rutherford was from Perth, a city in Scotland. Besides choosing a winner of the beauty pageant, the contest was supposed to determine whether manual or “brain workers” were the most beautiful. I guess this silly question was supposed to increase interest and excitement about the contest among the newspaper’s readers. Manual workers were determined to be the prettiest because Miss Rutherford worked as a domestic servant. Before I began researching Miss Rutherford, I was hoping that she went on from this contest and has a successful career as an actress, or some other profession. Unfortunately, my preliminary investigating did not reveal any information about what happened to Miss Rutherford after her victory. This press photo was formerly part of the collection belonging to Victor Forbin (1864-1947), accomplished French writer. This photograph measures about 6″ x 8″ and is in good condition (note staining near the upper right hand corner).    (SOLD)