Portrait of Beverly Bayne

Portrait of Beverly Payne
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17524
Building: 
Current Location: 
Vault Level
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A sepia toned reproduction photograph print of silent era screen and theater star, Beverly Bayne.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

A sepia toned photograph of Beverly Bayne. Beverly Bayne walked into Chicago’s Essanay Studios when she was 16 and immediately turned heads with her big brown eyes and soft, dark hair. She became a pioneering silent film star of the 1910s, forming a popular romantic duo with matinee idol Francis X. Bushman – most notably in 1916’s Romeo and Juliet. Their onscreen chemistry was real; they married in 1918 but it begot scandal as Bushman had been divorced from his wife for only three weeks. Bayne’s film career subsequently waned, she and Bushman divorced in 1925, and Bayne turned from the screen to the theater. This print captures Bayne in an upright poise. Bayne holds an over-sized opened floral parasol. Bayne’s gaze is directed over her right shoulder, with an air of wistfulness.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes