Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Hollywood’s first Mexican female star. Born in aristocracy in Durango, her family lost their fortune in 1916 and Dolores married socialite Jaime Martinez Del Rio. The couple moved to Hollywood after becoming friends with director Edwin Carewe, who Dolores would work for. At the time of this film, De Rio divorced and soon married MGM production designer Cedric Gibbons, with whom she lived and elegant life style as she continued her acting career into the 1940s. She would appear in film into the 1960s. This portrait of Del Rio, don by Chidnoff, N.Y. and with the Joseph M. Schenk company ink stamp on the verso is likely for the period in which she appeared in two Fox films under the direction of Raoul Walsh— WHAT PRICE GLORY? And THE LOVES OF CARMEN. A lovely portrait of Del Rio wearing a contemporary gown and head pieces. Minor tiny tear at mid right side blank white margin and small crease to bottom right corner. Light crease at bottom left corner has been re-enforced with archival tape. ABOUT FINE.

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