Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare

We are honored to be your one-stop, 5-star source for vintage pin up, pulp magazines, original illustration art, decorative collectibles and ephemera with a wide and always changed assortment of antique and vintage items from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern eras. All items are 100% guaranteed to be original, vintage, and as described. All sell no reserve! ITEM: This is a large format, hand printed, vintage and original 1930 pre-code Hollywood photograph of songstress and actress Lillian Roth. A highly dramatic art deco portrait from Paramount Studios portraitist Otto Dyar captures the glitz and glamour of the early talkie days of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Measures 11″ x 14″ with margins on a glossy double weight paper stock. Otto Dyar’s blind stamp in bottom right corner of photograph. Various ink stamps to verso. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Otto Dyar was born on July 25, 1892 and began his career at Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation (which, of course, was just shortened to Paramount). She shot many unit, publicity and fashion layouts of stars such as Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Anna May Wong, Kay Francis, Madeleine Carroll, Nancy Carroll, Alice Faye, Clara Bow, Loretta Young, Mitzi Green, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant, Tallulah Bankhead, Louise Brooks, Gary Cooper, and Fay Wray. He ended up working for other studios and was one of the first photographer’s to do an outdoor setting, which was unusual at the time. This was proposed by eventual Paramount photographer John Engstead. His glamour photographs are as spectacular as any created by the Hollywood photographers of the time, including Hurrell and Bull. Recently, one of his unique portraits of Elizabeth Taylor has been shown at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in New York. Biography From: VintageMovieStarPhotos (dot) blogspot (dot) com Tragic songstress Lillian Roth (nee Lillian Rutstein), born in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 13, 1910, was given her first name in honor of singer Lillian Russell. She was the daughter of daunting stage parents who groomed her and younger sister Anne for stardom at an early age. The girls did not disappoint. In 1916, Lillian moved with her family to New York City where the youngsters found work as extras in films. Lillian’s precocious talent was picked up on quickly and at age six made her Broadway debut in The Inner Man. All the while the girls trained at the Professional Children’s School. They became billed as “Broadway’s Youngest Stars” after putting together a successful vaudeville tour billed as The Roth Kids. In this act Lillian did serious dramatic impersonations of famous stars of the day with Anna delivering amusing satires of Lillian’s readings. Lillian’s vocal talents also impressed and she was cast in the show “Artists and Models” at age 15. Shy by nature, the ever-increasing thrust into the limelight caused Lillian to develop severe nervous disorders, but somehow she persevered. At age 17, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. Signed her up as an ingénue headliner in his new show Midnight Frolics. This attention led to impresario Ernst Lubitsch’s invitation to Hollywood for his glossy musical The Love Parade (1929) with Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. Lillian was a hit in her second lead role. She also impressed as Huguette in The Vagabond King (1930), a rather dated early musical talkie. Paramount cast her in Honey (1930), in which she debuted her signature standard Sing You Sinners. Other roles included Cecil B. DeMille’s Madam Satan (1930) and the Marx Brothers’ vehicle Animal Crackers (1930) which countered her vocal stylings with the boys’ zany antics. The sudden death of her fiancé in the early 30s drove Lillian over the brink. She found liquor to be a calming sensation, which led to a full-scale addiction. Marriages, one to renown Municipal Court Justice Benjamin Shalleck, came and went at a steady pace. There would be eight in all. Her career self-destructed as she spiraled further and further into alcoholic oblivion and delirium. Decades would be spent in and out of mental institutions until she met and married T. A former alcoholic in the late 40s. With his support, Lillian slowly revived her career with club work. She became a singing sensation again and toured throughout the world, receiving ecstatic reviews wherever she went. Lillian’s daring autobiography, “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” was published in 1954 and topped The New York Times Best Sellers List. She left out few details of her sordid past and battle with substance abuse. She would become the first celebrity to associate her name with Alcoholics Anonymous, putting a well-known face on the disease (as Rock Hudson would later do for AIDS, albeit less willingly) while doing her part in helping to remove the social stigma. A bold, no-holds-barred film adaptation of Lillian’s book followed. Susan Hayward’s gutsy portrayal of Lillian won her a fourth Oscar nomination. Lillian herself would return to films in her twilight years but only in small roles and to minor fanfare. A beautiful and touching vocalist and actress, she put her own wonderful spin on such vintage songs as “When the Red, Red Robin, ” “I Wish I Had My Old Gal Back Again” and Eadie Was a Lady. Lillian overcame unimaginable odds and somehow lived to tell about it. She passed away in 1980 at 69 of a stroke. IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh. The item “Dramatic Pre-Code Vamp Lillian Roth Vintage 1930 Large Otto Dyar Photograph Rare” is in sale since Thursday, July 28, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Photographs\Pre-1940\Black & White”. The seller is “grapefruitmoongallery” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Size: 11″ x 14″
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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