Mary Miles Minter and James Kirkwood
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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.
"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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