Portrait of Hazel Flint
Born in New York in 1893, Hazel Flint later became a silent film actress of the 1920s, starring in films like Modern Daughters (1927) and The Bootleggers (1922). Not much is known about her role in these films or the films themselves, likely because they are considered "lost films" meaning they are believed to no longer exist in any archives or private collections. This was common for American silent films of the early 20th century as copyright deposits were not yet required by the Library of Congress. Yet even with only this photograph as evidence, one can assume that Flint had a sultry presence on screen by the way she goes to take a drag from her cigarette while looking with heavy eyes over her left shoulder. The actress is wrapped in dark satin that pronounces from the darkness of the background just so, reflecting light from its fabric in a pattern carried on by the cigarette smoke trailing off to the corner.