Movie Playing Cards: 9 of Diamonds – Mary Miles Minter — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks for asking, Anon, and thanks for stopping by; hope you'll return often. Altogether, including research time, I worked about a week on this post.

  2. Yes, Lee, I've got plenty of names to work with. Unfortunately, these stars' presence in the deck is based on their popularity in pictures made between, say, 1911 and 1918 — approximately 95 percent of which are now lost forever, with maybe another three or four percent squirreled away in climate-controlled archives and (for commercial purposes) not worth issuing on video. So I'm left to comb through the archives of Variety and the New York Times for reviews, seeking some sense of the careers they had.