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Lot # 626: 1910's Vera Olcott, "Sexy and Mysterious Flapper Sensation" Incredible Studio Photo

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM



A movie should be made about the life of Vera Olcott, but the problem would be in the ending… nobody would know how to write it. She was a dancing sensation in the mid 1910's and a member of the famed Ziegfeld Follies. What we know is that she went to Europe and was seduced by a Russian noble. Either that, or she was a spy for the United States during the Bolshevik revolution. Actually we know nothing, including what happened to her. He life is a mystery after WWI and that is what makes her story so intriguing! The offered image is a double weight studio masterpiece issued about 1915 when she was the young, sexy, dancing sensation of New York and embossed by the famed Campbell Studios. An important work of photography that shows innocence and sex appeal in one shot like few from WWI we have ever seen! The photo has some pinholes at the corners from editorial use, but otherwise it presents really well.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9/10

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