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Peggy Shannon by bigd4787
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bigd4787

(United States)
Added on October 29, 2020, 08:44 am
Colored pencils
 

  From Pine Bluff, Arkansas (U.S.A.), Peggy Shannon (originally called Winona Sammon) joined the Ziegfeld Follies after a visit to New York. She then began performing on Broadway, which led to a contract with Paramount Pictures. Almost immediately after arriving in Hollywood, Peggy was called upon to replace Clara Bow (who had suffered a nervous breakdown) prior to shooting the film 'The Secret Call'. Hailed as Hollywood's next "It girl", Peggy's ultimate fate - the downward spiral of both her health and career, in hindsight (and all things considered) is perhaps unsurprising. Still, her star shone so very brightly, if only for a relatively short time.  

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AshtonDraws
AshtonDraws - 1 month ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :magic: :magic:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 3 weeks ago

:grin: :blush: :grin:

 
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claireff1
claireff1 - 1 month ago

excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 2 weeks ago

:grin: :grin: :grin: :whip: :hi:

 
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claireff1
claireff1 - 2 weeks ago

you're welcome :blowkiss:

 
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OleKobe
OleKobe - 1 month ago

You really captured my attention with this portrait, David. I need to learn more. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 3 weeks ago

Just from her photos it was apparent what a brightly burning flame she was although, as you know, it can be difficult to find reliable information going back that far :oO:

 
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PenStilos
PenStilos - 1 month ago

:love: :love: :clap: :clap: :love: :love: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 2 weeks ago

:whip: :grin: :whip:

 
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tony344
tony344 - 1 month ago

Waaaaw !!! Mr Vargas" MAGNIFIQUE" style bravo mon ami Big :love: :love: :love: :love: :whip: :whip: :whip: :thumbup:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 3 weeks ago

Je suis honoré mon ami! :grin: :whip:

 
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Mellody
Mellody - 1 month ago

Glamorous :love: Magnificent David :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :blowkiss:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 2 weeks ago

:blush: :grin: :grin: :grin: :hi:

 
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Tom-Heyburn
Tom-Heyburn - 1 month ago

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: (as always ) !!

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 3 weeks ago

:grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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Tom-Heyburn
Tom-Heyburn - 3 weeks ago

:thumbup: :cute: :thumbup:

 
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HamburgGirl
HamburgGirl - 1 month ago

You have the talent to draw beautiful women :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 1 month ago

Danke! I find great inspiration (and sometimes sadness) learning about the lives of the hopeful, yet vulnerable young women who, so often it seems, were unable to find lasting fulfillment through their quest for stardom. :hi:

 
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Stefanosart
Stefanosart - 1 month ago

Beautifully done :clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 2 weeks ago

:whip: :whip: :whip:

 
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Vanessafari
Vanessafari - 4 weeks ago

Glamorous and coloured with a beautiful harmony of tones! :love: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip: :whip:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 3 weeks ago

It's a wonderful photograph even in black and white ... I really didn't add much to it that wasn't already there (except color!) :grin: :whip: :grin:

 
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Vanessafari
Vanessafari - 2 weeks ago

And you call that not much...! :roll: :cute: :hi:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 2 weeks ago

I can have lots of fun with improvising the hues, but I try to find the right eye color, which can be rather difficult as one goes further back in time (.. and especially to the more obscure subjects) :grin: :hi:

 
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Vanessafari
Vanessafari - 2 weeks ago

Right eye colours for b&m movie stars aren't too tricky if colour pics also exist. Skin tones or eye and sometimes even hair colour in old stars can be applied to portraits of their younger selves. The real problem is clothes or outfits. My hardest challenge was Buster Keaton's deep sea diver outfit in The Navigator. I failed to find the exact same model online and based my colours on what looked most like it, which took a lot of online research. :ok: :hi:

 
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bigd4787
bigd4787 - 1 week ago

Quite so, as you say, good to have the online resources - the research for your Keaton's diver suit seems to have paid off in the creation of a memorable piece ... pity some of my subjects didn't make it to see color photography! :oO: :hi:

 
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Vanessafari
Vanessafari - 1 week ago

Indeed! :hi: :hi:

 

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