Friday, August 3, 2018

RIP Mary Carlisle 1914-2018, A True Bolles Girl

I was very sorry to learn about the recent passing of the actress, Mary Carlisle, who well may have been the last living actress to have starred in a silent movie. Some of you may recall the post I made about Mary some months ago. In it I described how Enoch often used references for his magazine covers but as far as I could tell, Mary was the only case where he deliberately kept her likeness intact. And one look at Mary makes it clear why!  I was able to locate Mary and mailed her copies two magazine covers inspired by her and she graciously signed them for me. 

If you'd like to learn about the life and career of Mary here's a good place to start.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I have a cardboard store advertisement for that very same Film Fun issue. It shows the cover art in a spotlight with strong yellow and black colors. If you have not seen it previously, I'd be happy to share a picture with you, but I don't know how to get it to you. If desired, please let me know where to send it.

Jack R said...

Hi, and thanks for your offer. I'd forgotten about this and happen to have that very add. It is great isn't it. Thanks for offering to share it and I'll add a photo of my copy to this post soon.