Portrait of Alla Nazimova by Melbourne Spurr (autographed, undated)

Autographed portrait of Alla Nazimova by Melbourne Spurr

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Melbourne Spurr arrived in Hollywood around 1917 and worked for the noted photographer Fred Hartsook taking portraits of the early stars. Spurr photographed Mary Pickford while working at the Hartsook studio and so impressed her that she personally helped launch his career as a Hollywood portrait photographer. By the mid 1920s he was one of the premier celebrity portraitists in the world.
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