Marion Davies Photoplay Magazine July Issue HRA
Marion Davies Photoplay Magazine July Issue HRA by American Artist Earl Christy (1882 – 1961); illustrator, portrait and female figure painter.
This is a late 1920s or early 1930s illustrations of the American film actress, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist Marion Cecillia Douras (1897 – 1961); who was known to the public as Marion Davies.
She began her acting career at the age of 19, performing in the 1916 Follies and also made a film the following year; and by 1924, with the help of William Randolph Hearst (1863 – 1851) became the number one female box office star in Hollywood.
In this art deco era portrait bust illustration, Marion is wearing a black side up folded short brimmed hat with a silk like scarf attached to the brim, which is linked to some white feathers behind the hat; with her curly golden blonde hair hanging from the sides of her face.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.
Information Below Derived From Askart.com
Christy was born in 1882 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and in 1899 at the ripe old age of 17 was painting original art for the Boardwalk Atlantic City Picture company.
Many of his early artworks were also published by the J. Hoover and Sons Calendar Company of Philadelphia; when he was 23 years of age he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts from 1905 to 1907.
During his career Christy created dozens of magazine covers, illustrations and calendar prints for publications like the Dell Publishing Company, Modern Screen and Radio Stars, Ainslee’s magazine, American Magazine, Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly, McClure’s Photoplay Magazine, and many others.