Found on EBay – Mae Murray

Mae Murray

A 1923-24 guide to Metro pictures, published for theater managers, has been listed on EBay. Full-color printing was quite expensive in this era, and it’s always interesting to see how much mileage a commercial artist could get from two colors. In this case, the artist did a remarkable job with black and red.  The red adds a bold touch and the custom lettering of “Mae Murray” is very classy. Bidding starts at $59.99.

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I work at the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Found on EBay – Mae Murray

  1. eve says:

    Good news, fans: Michael Ankerich is coming out with a Mae Murray bio next year!

  2. Mary Mallory says:

    The artwork at this time was so beautiful. It was hand drawn, and the items were lithographically printed. I’ve been examining materials from the teens through the late 1920s, and boy, was it so much more beautiful than the cut and paste photoshop jobs done now!

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