Male publicity photos from the Alicia Mayer Collection.

It’s a gorgeous autumn morning here in Sydney, which for reasons unknown inspired me to share a few of the male publicity shots from my collection. They are all so different and I love the various inscriptions.

Gus Edward signed to Mitzi small watermark

‘To “Emotional Mitzi”
Oi what a Secretary But Sweet like Sugar
On this side of my face I must say,
Best wishes from
Gus Edwards’


‘Hello Mitzie!!
Truly yours
[can’t read his name – do you recognize him?]’


‘To Mitzi
Keep me in those eyes
Most Sincerely
Charlie Bickford’

John Gilbert in HIS HOUR 1924 watermark

‘For Mitzi –
John Gilbert’
For his role in HIS HOUR (1924)

Valentín Parera watermark

‘Para mi linda amiga Mitzi Cummings
muy afectionamente
Valentin Parera
Hollywood [can’t understand the other two words]’

If you know who the second fellow is, or can read the rest of Valentin Parera’s inscription, please comment below or contact me on me via my official Facebook or Twitter account. Thank you and enjoy!