Portrait of Wallace Reid

Portrait of Wallace Reid
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17536
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 star, Wallace Reid.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

A sepia-toned photograph of Wallace Reid. Wallace Reid, an American silent film actor, was referred to as “the screen’s most perfect lover”. Reid born in St. Louis, Missouri, had theatrical roots stemming from both sides of his parentage. Reid’s mother, Bertha Westbrook, was a stage actress, and his father, James Halleck Reid, was a playwright and actor. Reid’s noted good looks and physical physique allowed his career in front of the cameras to flourish. Though happy to be an on-screen presence, Reid was just as comfortable behind the scenes as writer, cameraman and director. Reid, a man of many vocations, also had a brief career as a racing driver. Reid was known for his action hero roles and auto thrillers, some of his most noted films were The Roaring Road in 1919, Double Speed in 1920 and Too Much Speed in 1921. This print captures Reid in a frontal poise, peering upward. Reid appears very casual, yet thoughtful in his surroundings. The original work is attributed to famed photographer Orval Hixon.

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