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William Powell

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Věra Prášilova, William Powell, 1924, gelatin silver print, Gift of Nadja S. Lilly, Dascha S. Tursi, and K.S. Voeller, M.D., © Estate of Věra Prášilova Scott, 2000.91.37

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Title

William Powell

Artist

Věra Prášilova (American, born Czech Republic, 1899-1996)

Date

1924

Medium

gelatin silver print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 13 1/4 in x 10 5/8 in

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Nadja S. Lilly, Dascha S. Tursi, and K.S. Voeller, M.D.

Accession Number

2000.91.37

Copyright

© Estate of Věra Prášilova Scott

Terms

actors

gelatin silver prints

photographs

portraits

Description

Prášilova photographed actor William Powell (1892–1984) while working for the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in New York City. Powell, best known for his role in the Thin Man films, was often cast as a suave and sophisticated romantic lead. He starred in the silent films Dangerous Money and Romola (with Lillian and Dorothy Gish) in 1924, the same year Prášilova made this portrait.

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