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2016-2664. From the David Stoddard Atwood collection, T&D collection. Bust-length portrait. Kay Atwood; Born Lena Copeland Basquette in 1907 in San Mateo, Calif. Trained as dancer, featured as baby ballerina for Victor Talking Machine Company's exhibit at the Panama Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. Picked up by Universal Pictures shortly after, was with Ziegfeld Follies beginning in 1923, billed as "America's Prima Ballerina" (name changed to Lina Basquette). Eventually retired from films to raise champion Great Danes in Pennsylvania. Died in 1994.
Unmediated Sheet Portraits. Nonprojected graphic
1 photograph : print ; 9 1/4 x 7 in.
Basquette, Lina--Portraits Actresses--California--Los Angeles Dancers--United States Photographic prints Portrait photographs