Mary Miles Minter and James Kirkwood
The fifteen-year-old silent film actress Mary Miles Minter stands beside a two-seat roadster automobile looking at the director James Kirkwood sitting at the wheel. A woman sits at the entrance to the house behind them, perhaps Charlotte Shelby, Minter's mother. Minter's career was shadowed by scandal, including an affair with the 42-year-old Kirkwood in 1916 and a connection with the unsolved murder of director William Desmond Taylor in 1922. Original caption: "Every morning, James Kirkwood, Miss Minter's director, motors to her home and drives her to the studio."
Image ID: 71689
Creation Date: 1916-08-16
Creator Name: Unknown
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: SF AUTOMOBILES M-N
Original Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 inches
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