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Publicity Still of Viola Dana and Bert Lytell

Publicity Still of Viola Dana and Bert Lytell | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The silent film actors Viola Dana and Bert Lytell, wearing costumes for different productions, knock their coffee cups together in a toast that is apparently a reference to Prohibition. Lytell wears a striped prisoner uniform for the title role in "Alias Jimmy Valentine" and Dana is dressed as an adolescent for her role as Eliza in "Dangerous to Men."

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DESCRIPTION
The silent film actors Viola Dana and Bert Lytell, wearing costumes for different productions, knock their coffee cups together in a toast that is apparently a reference to Prohibition. Lytell wears a striped prisoner uniform for the title role in "Alias Jimmy Valentine" and Dana is dressed as an adolescent for her role as Eliza in "Dangerous to Men."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:98223
Creation Date: 1920
Creator Name:Metro
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Collection Name:WCFTR Title File
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:TF Alias Jimmy Valentine (1920)
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Original caption: "DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH--DECIMAL FIFTY. Viola Dana, as the heroine before her metamorphosis, in 'Dangerous to Men,' and Bert Lytell wearing the prison stripes of Jimmy in 'Alias Jimmy Valentine,' indulge in studio tableaux to demonstrate that there are bars and bars in this dry world notwithstanding the Eighteenth Amendment and the opinions of the United States Supreme Court. We can't see what's in the cups, but the two Metro stars are regarding it with something akin to suspicion. Miss Dana's next picture is a screen version of H.V. Esmond's successful stage play and Bert's is Paul Armstrong's 'crook' drama classic."
SUBJECTS
Actors
Actresses
Silent films
Costume
Uniforms
Prisoners
Prohibition
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
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Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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