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Billie Burke

Portrait of a smiling woman wearing a hat, coat, and necklace. She is holding a bouquet of flowers and standing in front of a wall covered in trailing plants. The name “Billie Burke” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image. The woman is likely the actress Billie Burke. The photograph may have been taken in September 1931, when Burke performed in “The Vinegar Tree” at the Dufwin theater in Portland.

Actress in costume

Portrait of an unidentified actress in costume, standing in front of a prop wall. She is holding a book and is wearing a hat, glasses, shoulder cape, and floor-length dress. Also see image Nos. 371N5936 and 371N5937.

Mary Pickford and unidentified woman at Union Station, Portland

Three-quarters portrait of the actress and producer Mary Pickford (right) and an unidentified woman on a train platform at Union Station in Portland on Friday, May 17, 1935. Pickford is holding a bouquet of roses that were presented to her by Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson. The Oregon Journal published a story, headlined “Sweetheart of America Visits Here,” on the May 17 front page, along with image Nos. 372A0459 and 371A6086. According to the story, Pickford stopped briefly in Portland while traveling from Hollywood, California, to Seattle, Washington, to perform on the stage in “Coquette.” Image note: The name “Pickford” is written on the negative and is faintly visible on the left side of the image.

Portland Joseph K. Carson presenting roses to Mary Pickford at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing Portland Mayor Joseph K. Carson and the actress and producer Mary Pickford on a train platform at Union Station in Portland on Friday, May 17, 1935. Carson is holding a bouquet of roses and Pickford is looking at one of the blossoms. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 371A6086 were published on the May 17 front page of the Oregon Journal under the headline “ ’America’s Sweetheart’ Visits.” This photograph had the following caption: “Mary Pickford, with Mayor Carson and the armful of roses ‘His Honor’ presented to her as she paused between trains at the Union station Friday morning, en route from Hollywood to Seattle, where she opens Monday night in ‘Coquette.’ “ The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Sweetheart Of America Visits Here.” See additional related image No. 372A0458. Image note: The name “Pickford” is written on the negative and is visible on the right side of the image.

George L. Baker presenting actress Priscilla Dean with key to the city

Half-length portrait of (from left) actress Peggy O’Dare, Portland Mayor George L. Baker, actress Priscilla Dean, actor Herbert Rawlinson, and production manager G. B. Manly. Baker and Dean are holding a large key-shaped flower arrangement. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image No. 373G0008, 379G0191, and 379G0192.

George L. Baker presenting actress Priscilla Dean with key to the city

Half-length portrait of actress Priscilla Dean smiling and looking toward the right as she accepts a large key-shaped flower arrangement from Portland Mayor George L. Baker. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image No. 373G0005, 379G0191, and 379G0192.

George L. Baker presenting actress Priscilla Dean with key to the city

Full-length portrait of Portland Mayor George L. Baker and actress Priscilla Dean holding a large key-shaped flower arrangement. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 2 of the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, May 17, 1921, with the headline “Screen Beauty Wins Hearty Welcome.” The photograph had the following caption: “Priscilla Dean, noted motion picture player, was officially welcomed to Portland before thousands of spectators, who, on Monday, saw Mayor Baker present to the star the city’s floral master key. In the picture are Miss Dtan [sic], Mayor Baker, and Harley James, Miss Dean’s camera-man.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Priscilla Dean is Enthusiastic Over Local Reception.” See related image Nos. 373G0005, 373G0008, 379G0191, and 379G0192.

Mary Pickford holding bouquet of roses at Union Station, Portland

Photograph showing actress and producer Mary Pickford holding a bouquet of roses at Union Station in Portland on Friday, May 17, 1935. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 372A0459 were published on the May 17 front page of the Oregon Journal. The photographs had the headline “ ‘America’s Sweetheart’ Visits.” This photograph had the following caption information: “ ‘Our Mary’ as she looks in a ‘close-up.’ “ The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Sweetheart of America Visits Here.” According to the story, Pickford stopped briefly in Portland on her way from Hollywood, California, to Seattle, Washington, where she was to perform on the stage in “Coquette.” See additional related image No. 372A0458. Image note: The text “Pickford” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Priscilla Dean in Portland, receiving key to the city

Head and shoulders photograph of actress Priscilla Dean during a ceremony in which Portland Mayor George L. Baker presented her with a large floral key to the city. Dean is facing front and smiling. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image Nos. 373G0005, 373G0008, and 379G0192.

Priscilla Dean in Portland, receiving key to the city

Photograph showing actress Priscilla Dean during a ceremony in which Portland Mayor George L. Baker presented her with a large floral key to the city. Dean is facing left, looking toward the right, and smiling. The photograph was taken at Sixth and Morrison in Portland on Monday, May 16, 1921, during a reception for Dean and others who were in town to film a movie. The Oregon Journal published a related image, No. 373G0009, and a story about the reception on Tuesday, May 17, 1921. Also see image Nos. 373G0005, 373G0008, and 379G0191.

Actress Edwina Booth and Dorothy Ford

Portrait of two women standing next to each other. Both are wearing hats and holding handbags. The woman on the left, actress Edwina Booth, is wearing a fur coat. The woman on the right, Dorothy Ford of Portland, is wearing a coat and a fur stole and muffs. The photograph was taken in Portland on April 8, 1932, after Booth’s arrival in Portland. According to a story in the April 8 edition of the Oregon Journal, headlined “Movieland Trio Of Pretty Girls to Take Part in Ball,” Booth and two other actresses came to Portland to participate in the Eagles’ “Movie Ball,” a charity event. Dorothy Ford had been selected as queen of the ball. See related image No. 371N1406. Image note: The text “Edwina Booth + Ford” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the photograph. Faint discoloration in the center of the image is due to deterioration of the negative.

Dorothy Ford and actresses Betty Boyd, Edwina Booth, and Merna Kennedy

Three-quarters portrait, taken in Portland, of four women standing in a row and facing front. A cropped version of this photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, April 8, 1932, under the headline “A Quartet of Queens.” The photograph had the following caption: “A Portland queen and three of Hollywood’s fairest gathered for the Eagles’ ‘Movie Ball,’ tonight at the Shrine auditorium. Left to right—Dorothy Ford, Rose City girl and queen of the ball, and Betty Boyd, Edwina Booth and Myrna [sic] Kennedy, visitors from the movie lots, who arrived this morning to take part in the festivities.” In the same edition, the Journal also published a short story about the actresses’ visit, headlined “Movieland Trio Of Pretty Girls to Take Part in Ball.” The story reported that the ball was a charity event. Image note: “Myrna [sic] Kennedy – Booth – Boyd + Ford” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image. See related image No. 371N0264.

Actress Mayo Methot at Portland Breakfast Club meeting

Photograph showing actress Mayo Methot (second from right) sitting with several men at a dining table during a Portland Breakfast Club meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 1931. That day, a cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 8 of the Oregon Journal. It was published under the headline “Portland’s Own Star Here to Shine” and had the following caption: “Mayo Methot, who left the Rose City a child actress and who has returned to offer ‘The Torch Song,’ play which made her one of Broadway's reigning favorites last fall, as she sat at the Breakfast club this morning, between Police Captain Harry Niles (left), past exalted ruler of the Portland Elks, and Ralph Remley of the Dufwin players, with whom she is to appear as guest star next week.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Mayo Methot Happy to be Home.” Image note: The name “Mayo Methot” is written on the negative and is visible on the left side of the image.

Actress Blanche Sweet at home of Ella Tenney Jackson

Three-quarters portrait of actress Blanche Sweet, seated on a bench in the garden at the Riverwood home of Ella Tenney Jackson, wife of Oregon Journal publisher Philip L. Jackson. Sweet is facing front, resting one elbow on the back of the bench, and wearing a hat and dress. The photograph was taken in August 1932, when Sweet stayed with the Jacksons while she was in Portland to perform in “Sweet and Lovely” at the Paramount Theatre. A different photograph of Sweet and a story about her visit, headlined “Favorite of Past Plans New Films,” were published on Page 19 of the Oregon Journal on August 17, 1932. See related image No. 371N6089. Image note: The text “Blanche Sweet” is written on the negative.

Actress Blanche Sweet and Ella Tenney Jackson at Jacksons’ home

Photograph showing actress Blanche Sweet and Ella Tenney Jackson, wife of Oregon Journal publisher Philip L. Jackson, sitting in the garden at Jackson’s home in Riverwood, outside Portland. A similar photograph was published on Page 19 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, August 17, 1932. It had the following caption: “Miss Blanche Sweet (left) and Mrs. P. L. Jackson in the garden of the Jackson home in Riverwood, where Miss Sweet is a house guest during her Portland visit. She will open her engagement at the Paramount theatre Thursday.” The Journal also published an accompanying story, headlined “Favorite of Past Plans New Films.” See related image No. 371N6088. Image note: Written on the negative are the names “Blanch [sic] Sweet,” faintly visible on the left side of the image, and “Mrs. P. L. Jackson,” faintly visible on the right side. Negative damage in upper right corner.

Arts, entertainment, and community events

Photographs, circa 1923 to 1936, of people and activities related to arts; entertainment; the Portland Rose Festival; and other community events, performances, and ceremonies. Arts-oriented images include portraits of dancers and musicians, primarily children, as well as photographs of actors, actresses, and theatrical productions or rehearsals. Photographs of the Portland Rose Festival include activities and portraits of festival queens and princesses. This series also includes photographs of parades and circus performers and performances.

Oregon Journal (Firm)

Costume fitting at Portland Civic Theatre

A woman in a long dress faces towards a seated woman. The second woman is holding pieces of the dress. In the background is a sewing machine and cabinets (negative 6 of 13).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Katharine Cornell with dogs

Photograph showing actress Katharine Cornell, holding two dachshunds. She is wearing a long fur coat and hat, and the two dogs are attached a chain leash (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Soldier helping woman out of military airplane

Photograph showing a uniformed man helping an unidentified woman (actress?) down from the door of a military airplane. The woman was likely visiting Portland on the occasion of a war hero parade to take place in downtown Portland (negative 11 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

People with balloon animal

Photograph showing a uniformed man standing next to an unidentified woman (actress?), who is holding a balloon animal and looking downward. The man is also looking at the balloon, while the pair stands in front of an automobile (negative 14 of 15). Original sleeve title: “War heroes arrival, parade, and departure.”

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Victory Girl Suzanne Burce, with Carol Worth

Four people walk arm-in-arm down a street in Portland, including Susanne Burce (later known as Jane Powell), second from the right. Burce is wearing a skirt uniform and has her arm linked with a uniformed man. Next to Burce is singer Carol Worth, also linking arms with a man in uniform (negative 1 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Victory Girl Suzanne Burce, with Carol Worth and savings bond flag

A group of people standing behind a savings bond flag, including Suzanne Burce (center), wearing her Oregon Victory Girl Uniform. Second from the right is singer Carol Worth, also wearing a military style hat. Two men are holding the edges of the flag while the group stands in front of a board with numbers and signs (negative 11 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Victory Girl Suzanne Burce, with Carol Worth

Three women seated on a bench and smiling downward at a magazine. On the right is Susanne Burce (later known as Jane Powell) in her Oregon Victory girl uniform, sitting next to an unidentified woman in the middle. To the left is singer Carol Worth (negative 2 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Suzanne Burce with ball and paddle

Oregon Victory Girl, Suzanne Burce, later known as Jane Powell, holding a ball and wooden paddle. She is standing in front of a brick building and smiling (negative 4 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Suzanne Burce playing piano for dog and cat

Oregon Victory Girl, Suzanne Burce, later known as Jane Powell, seated at a piano. Next to her is a small dog, and a cat is sitting on an ottoman next to the piano (negative 5 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Oregon Victory Girl, Suzanne Burce

Portrait of Oregon Victory Girl, Suzanne Burce, later known as Jane Powell. She is standing in a yard and wearing her “Oregon V Girl” uniform with a hat. A porch and house can be seen in the background (negative 3 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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