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Portrait of Pearl Harper
Pearl Harper was a chorus girl and vaudeville actress. She was known for her telephone performance skit under the production of Starr Piano Company. The clever use of a telephone recording along with audio from a record player introduced multi-media sound to the stage. In this three-quarter length portrait, Harper strikes a bold pose with hands on hips and shoulders thrown back with a no-nonsense expression. She wears a jeweled top, a long string of pearls, and a black satin hat whose slack brim umbrellas her figure. Hixon manipulated the background to resemble a landscape drawn to a close by nightfall.
Storage Room 303
This is a sepia toned print of Pearl Harper.
James R. and Joyce A. Finely and Charles David and Linda Hixon
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