Category Archives: Witzel

Through Witzel’s Lens: Edward Everett Horton

A portrait of Edward Everett Horton by the Witzel studio has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in Los Angeles in the early part of the 20th century and took many publicity photos for … Continue reading

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Through Witzel’s Lens: Jackie Saunders

A Witzel studio photo of what appears to be silent film actress Jackie Saunders has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in Los Angeles and took many publicity photos in the early days of … Continue reading

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Captured Through Witzel’s Lens

A couple of Witzel photos have turned up on EBay. As you may recall from Mary Mallory’s recent post, Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in early 20th century Los Angeles and took many movie publicity photos. At … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Albert Witzel, Early Glamour Photography Pioneer

Albert Witzel, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Deadwood, S.D.-born Albert Walter Witzel possessed a dead-on knack for capturing the public’s eye with his vibrant, elegant portrait photographs. Witzel became one of the premier portraitists in the teens and early 1920s, influencing … Continue reading

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Witzel Photo – Found on EBay

A glass slide for the apparently missing film “Neptune’s Bride” has been listed on EBay. Notice the use of a Witzel photo of Pluvia. The slide is listed as “Buy It Now” for $74.99. July 25, 1920: Pluvia in “Neptune’s … Continue reading

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Witzel Photographs Charlie Chaplin – Found on EBay

This postcard featuring a Witzel portrait of Charlie Chaplin has been listed on EBay with bids starting at GBP  4.99.

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Found on EBay: Tom Mix Witzel Photo, Newsboy Cap Edition

The negative of a Witzel portrait of Tom Mix has been listed on EBay. He’s wearing a rather remarkable jacket and check out the newsboy cap! Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Found on EBay – Witzel Photo

This photo of two dancers from Witzel studios has been listed on EBay. Unfortunately, there’s no information on the women’s identities. Bidding on this photo starts at $4.99.

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Found on EBay – Witzel Photo of Sid Ziff

A Witzel photo of Sid Ziff, the Mirror’s sports editor from 1950 to 1962 and a sports columnist at The Times until his retirement in 1967, has been listed on EBay. Ziff was “one of the most controversial and opinionated … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – ‘Salome’

What is advertised as original still No. 25-17 of Theda Bara from the lost film “Salome” has been listed on EBay. I have seen enough of these photos to confirm that the production code begins with “25-XX.” The Witzel studios … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Witzel Edition

This unidentified Witzel photo has been listed on EBay. The vendor has no idea who this actress is, which makes it a perfect mystery photo. Bidding, by the way, starts at $9.99.

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Found on EBay – Witzel Photo

This Witzel photo of Lois Moran, which the dealer says is inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks from Lois Moran (d. 1990),  has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $4.95.

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Found on EBay – Witzel Photo of Dorothy Dalton

This Witzel portrait of actress Dorothy Dalton has been listed on EBay. That’s some fur coat she is wearing! The photo is listed as Buy It Now for $14.99.

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Found on EBay – Witzel Mystery Photo

This Witzel studio photo, which the vendor says shows a child performer named Hamilton, has been listed on EBay. I cannot locate anything on a child performer by this name. Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Mystery Witzel Photo

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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Found on EBay – Witzel Photograph

This Witzel photo of actress Dorothy Phillips has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.99. Phillips received a one-paragraph obituary in The Times on March 10, 1980.

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  Jan. 30, 1937: Leroy Broomfield and Aurora Greeley perform at the Ubangi Club. [Update: This is Aurora Greeley, and if you have never heard of her, you have lots of company.] Here’s a Witzel photo that truly is a … Continue reading

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L.A. Daily Mirror’s Discerning Readers

I must say, the L.A. Daily Mirror readers are truly outstanding. My traffic indicates that they prefer old type fonts to nude photos by a slight margin. At left, the Selectric OCR font in all its glory. I think the … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Nudes by Witzel

A set of five nude photos (this is the tamest one) by the Witzel studio has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in Los Angeles and did many early publicity photos for the theater … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Witzel Portrait of Louise Fazenda

This striking photo of Louise Fazenda by Witzel studios has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading studios in Los Angeles for portraits of entertainers. The vendor says this is an authentic autographed picture. Bidding starts at … Continue reading

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