Vintage original 7 ½ x 9 1/2” (19 x 24 cm.) silver gelatin sepia tinted still photo print, USA> According to the original attached publicity blurb dated June 19, 1926, the eclectic group of the movie industry’s elite this was a party which Richard Barthelmess was giving which he moved to Constance Talmadge’s Santa Monica beach house. The gathering includes Rudolph Valentino who would die two months later while on tour in New York City. According to sources though, this gathering was for Richard Barthelmess’ May 1926 birthday party and was at the home of Natalie Talmadge (Mrs. Buster Keaton). At any rate, the home appears to have been owned by one of the Talmadge sisters. Constance Talmadge had a home into the 1930s with an address of 1020 Beach Road (now Pacific Coast Highway) and that may be the address at which this party took place. The image fortunately comes with a copy pointing out the celebrities in attendance and most of the original International Newsreel Photo Los Angeles Bureau paper “slug.” Attendees include: Fatty Arbuckle, Mae Murray, Virginia Vallie, Claire Windsor, Ronald Coleman, Bessie Love, Constance Talmadge, Jack Pickford, Rudolph Valentino, Pola Negri, Agnes Ayres, Howard Hughes, Blanche Sweet, Norma Talmadge, Beatrice Lilly, Richard Barthelmess, Edmund Goulding, Carmel Myers, Antonio Moreno, and Louella Parsons. Quite a historic piece. Photo is sepia toned. There are chips to all four corners. Crease at lower left corner. Borders may have been trimmed,. Number written in pen near top right corner. VERY GOOD.

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