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    [Johnny Baker]. Portrait of Lillian Leitzel Signed. An extraordinary and scarce color portrait of the sensational circus star Lillian Leitzel, boldly autographed "Gladys [Baker] with love Leitzel 1922." 8" x 11", taken by Colorgraph, Peoria, Illinois. Aerialist Leitzel headlined the Ringling Brothers Circus from 1910 until her tragic death in a fall in 1931. She was a true superstar whose fame in the arena was matched by her gossip-column love life. Currently in the works in Hollywood is a feature movie of her life, "Queen of the Air," starring Margot Robbie as Lillian. Light wear at edges, with some soiling on verso, but the photograph is unmarred and has beautiful, vibrant color. For more information about the Johnny Baker Archive, please click here.

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