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When: 01 January 1900

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Margot Oreville

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1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

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Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

Part Of: Bain News Service photograph collection (DLC) 2005682517

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Call Number: LC-B2- 6152-6


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    • 20/Mar/2022 17:03:43

    Could be the Margot Greville who was in "Madame Pompadour" in Philadelphia in October 1924 with a move to New York planned according to Billboard of November 1924 She was also billed as Margot Greville in a British 1924 silent film called Moonbeam Magic. She was clearly an adventurous, much-married, and creative individual, and is the subject of a biography by Margot Schwass, "All the Juicy Pastures: Greville Texidor and New Zealand," published in 2020. She took the last name Texidor from one of her husbands and used "Greville Texidor" as an author in New Zealand. For background, see [post by Sharon Stephenson, Jun 15 2019, that includes this photo] and Does anyone have any information about the date and identity of the sitter in this Augustus John portrait? [illuminating question and comment thread starting in April 2021] There is also a Wikipedia page It is worth noting that this Wikipedia page was created recently (in March 2021) and is likely based on the biography. The summary is: "Margaret Greville Foster (1902 — 20 August 1964), best known by her pen name Greville Texidor, was an English fiction writer, notable for her work written while living in New Zealand from 1940 to 1948. After traveling the world as a performer and fighting alongside her husband for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, Texidor went into exile in New Zealand with her family during the early years of World War II, pushed out of England due to her husband's German background and the couple's radical politics. In New Zealand, she began writing fiction and joined Auckland's literary community. Her short stories and novellas, compiled posthumously in the collection In Fifteen Minutes You Can Say a Lot: Selected Fiction, are considered an important contribution to the existentialist period in New Zealand's literary canon."

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    Jon (LOC P&P)

    • 23/Mar/2022 15:30:21

    Thanks for all this information and determining who this was despite the misspelling[email protected] . I found an article in the March 1924 issue of "Pictures and The Picturegoer" which talks about the film Moonbeam Magic and shows her in the same outfit.