Arcade cards are the most common item I tend to find, but this year I only came away with 3 new ones.
It's always nice to find another early photo of Colleen Moore and Earle Williams looks quite dapper. The May Allison card shows some odd retouching, but I do have an 8x10 of this same photo. I also got another photo of Ms. Allison at the convention.
Among a group of 5x7 fan photos that I found was this one of John Bowers. Bowers is probably best known for his 1936 suicide, which was supposedly an inspiration for the film 'A Star is Born'.
Surprisingly, I only found 1 bathing beauty item that I did not already have, this nice double-weight photo of Vera Reynolds.
Finally, I came across this photo of Betty Blythe, a promotion for the California Theatre, which was in downtown Los Angeles. The theatre often used Evans photos in their promotions, although this is only the second one that I've purchased.
Along with these Evans items, I also bought a number of DVDs and Blurays. None of them were of silents, so I didn't expect anything Evans related on them. But I was wrong. Arguably the least likely to have any Evans references was a set of the British television series 'The Mind of J.G. Reeder.' Based upon stories written by Edgar Wallace, which are great reads, I had been wanting to see the series for some time and was delighted to be able to finally get my hands on it. Shortly after getting back home from the convention, I popped the first disc of the set into the dvd player. Set in the 20s, the series has that cliched 'feathers-and-art-deco' look that in the late 60s/early 70s passed for the era in question. However, one set representing the lodgings of a couple of ex-cons, the usual flashiness wouldn't have been appropriate, so the timeframe was defined by covering the walls with photos of various actresses, presumably cut from fan magazines. There were a few bathing beauty type photos, although it was difficult to tell if any were by Evans. But there was one large and very prominent photo of Gloria Swanson that was definitely taken by Evans. Very unexpected!
|Apparently popular among fictional British criminals.|