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! The First National star is a spirited, tropical showgirl pin-up in this gorgeous and showy art deco pre-code portrait for Broadway Babies. ” Measures 8″ x 10 with margins on a glossy, single weight paper stock. Please use the included images as a conditional guide. Alice White was born Alva Violet White on August 24, 1904 in Paterson, New Jersey. Her mother, a former chorus girl, died when she was just three years old. She was raised by her Italian grandparents in New Haven, Connecticut. When Alice was a teenager they moved to California where she attended Hollywood high school. She started working as a secretary but lost several jobs for being too “sexy”. Eventually Alice was hired by Charlie Chaplin to be a script girl. He encouraged her to try acting and she made her film debut in the 1927 drama The Sea Tiger. The following year she had starring roles in Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Show Girl. Alice had a bubbly onscreen personality and was often compared to Clara Bow. Audiences fell in love with Alice but critics were rarely impressed with her acting. It was also rumored that her singing voice was being dubbed. Alice had serious romances with aviator Dick Grace and actor Donald Keith. In 1931 she took a break from making movies. The studio claimed that she was unhappy with her salary and had become difficult to work with. Alice became involved in a love triangle with British actor John Warburton and producer Sidney “Sy” Bartlett. She accused Warburton of beating her so badly she needed reconstructive surgery on her nose. Warburton told the press that Alice and Sy hired thugs to disfigure him. Alice married Sy in 1933 and tried to make a comeback. Unfortunately the bad publicity had damaged her reputation and she could only get minor roles. In 1936 she suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for two months. The following year her marriage to Sy ended. She married screenwriter John Roberts in 1941 but they divorced eight years later. In court she said he “threw things and wasn’t very nice”. Alice’s last film role was in the 1949 drama Flamingo Road. For many years she lived with musician William Hinshaw. She never had any children. With her movie star days behind her Alice went back to work as a secretary. In 1957 she fell off a ladder and landed on a pair of scissors. The accident left her blinded for several months. When she recovered she was offered a small role on The Ann Sothern Show. She died on February 19, 1983 after suffering a stroke. Alice is buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood. IMDb Mini Biography By: Elizabeth Ann. The item “Pre-Code Wild Style Pin Up Flapper Alice White Vintage 1929 Art Deco Photograph” is in sale since Thursday, April 21, 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: 8″ x 10″
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States