Mystery Witzel Photo

Witzel Unknown

This Witzel photo has been posted on EBay. Judging by the stamp on the back, it’s some celebrity, but the woman isn’t identified. OK, brain trust, what do you think? Bidding starts at $24.99.

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7 Responses to Mystery Witzel Photo

  1. LC says:

    This is Clara Kimball Young, taken around 1917.

  2. Don Danard says:

    Well, I’ll give it a shot.
    Is it Irene Rich?

  3. Mike Hawks says:

    It is Clara Kimball Young.

  4. eve says:

    Yep, it is indeed the great Clara Kimball Young.

  5. Mary Mallory says:

    Definitely CKY. I believe it’s from 1921, per Daniel Blum’s “A Pictorial History of the Silent Screen,” 1953, p. 209. She’s wearing that coat and her hair has the same waves. The coat is buttoned to the top, so can’t see the dress.

  6. Mary Mallory says:

    I was just looking through the Motion Picture News Studio Directory 1919, and this exact image is in there, so it’s actually from 1919.

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