Anonymous (Italy)
Untitled, Portrait of the actress and dancer Lya Mara
Gelatin silver print (toned), Real photo postcard, 1910s
Lya Mara, born in Riga as Alexandra Gudowitsch, began her career as a dancer in that city. She married in 1918, and throughout the 1920s was a successful film star. With the rise of the sound film, however, her career drew to a fast close in the late 1920s.
Size:5 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. (13 x 8.5 cm.)
No. 21.71
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