From Farm to Fame (United Artists, 1922)

From Farm to Fame (United Artists, 1922). One Sheet (27" X 41").
This beautiful Ritchey stone lithograph from the early 1920s features three top silent stars in beautiful portraits: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and Hope Hampton. They judged a nationwide beauty contest held yearly by Eugene Brewster, publisher of Motion Picture Classic and Shadowland, two leading film magazines of the day. The portrait below them is that of the 1920 winner, Corliss Palmer, who beat out Mary Astor to win the title. This is the same contest that Clara Bow would win in 1922, at sixteen, to begin her career. Palmer would have her own cosmetic line launched immediately by Brewster, who would leave his wife to marry her. The beauty starred in several films, including this one, produced by Brewster. The poster has been linenbacked with older, thin linen for there were small tears in all of the borders. The poster needed little touch-up and remains as lovely as when it was first printed. Very Fine on Linen. Grade: 80, Service No.: 1427075