There was a period in Mabel Normand’s life before she was in the movies when she posed before a camera. In the one of Alice Joyce, Mabel Normand and Anna Q Nilsson, she looks so young and small. There is also another of Mabel wearing the same white fur hat in an advertisement for “stockings” (I think) by J. Daumann.
The only photo I have of her actually live modeling is from a newspaper. The early career as a model was downplayed once she was working in film, there isn’t much left of this time. But if you have any “photo”, not from movies and not the drawings; would you share them with us?
October 8, 2013