"Nobody's Fool, Film Fun Magazine Cover"   Lot no. 4710

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By Enoch Bolles (1883-1976)

25" x 18"
Oil on Canvas
Signed Lower Right



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Film Fun, May 1930, illustrated on the front cover.
C. Martignette, L.K. Meisel, The Great American Pin-Up, Köln, 1996, p. 121, fig. 153, illustrated.

The present playful Art Deco image of a jester by Enoch Bolles is illustrated on the cover of the May 1930 issue of Film Fun magazine. Marian Nixon (1904-1983), popular Hollywood film actress of the 1920s and 1930s, posed for the cover. Nixon began her career in silent film, appearing in such notable films as Riders of the Purple Sage in 1925 alongside Tom Mix (1880-1940) and Hands Up! the following year alongside Raymond Griffith (1895-1957). She successfully transitioned from silent films to "talkies" in 1929 as the lead in Geraldine and is remembered for her role as Rebecca in the 1932 film adaptation of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. By 1936 when Nixon retired from her career as an actress, she appeared in more than 70 films and in 1960 was recognized for her contributions to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

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