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[Theatre & Film] Spurr, Ervin Willard.
Group of Original Photographs with Signed Self-Portrait
1920. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. An interesting group of twelve large original photographs of actors, actresses, and others, ca. 1920's, from the Pasadena-based photographer Ervin Willard Spurr, and including a signed self-portrait of Spurr. Among the subjects portrayed are radio executive Glen Rice and one of the country singers he promoted, identified as Hubert; a man dressed in Arctic furs, identified on the verso as John Herman Flyn (two photographs), and an actor identified as R. J. Maclean, shown in two photographs dated 1926 as Richard III and Brutus. Varying sizes, ranging from 11 x 14 inches (Spurr's self-portrait) to 16 x 19 inches. Some light toning, soiling, and edge wear; overall fine.<br>Ervin Willard Spurr was born in 1869 in New York and grew up in Iowa, where he established his reputation as a photographer, before moving his studio to Pasadena. He was noted for his technical accomplishments as a portrait photographer, and photographed subjects including Albert Einstein and many actors of the day. A collection of his photographs of Native American actors is held at the Library of Congress.
Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts [United States]
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