Introducing the Ruth Roland Sawmill Framed Poster. It is a fun photo from the American silent movie serial The Timber Queen (1922). Makes those bad days bearable.
The Timber Queen was produced by Pathé Exchange.
Ruth Roland (August 26, 1892 – September 22, 1937) was one of the best known and best loved silent movie stars of her day. Athletic and beautiful, she excelled as playing strong female protagonists in motion picture serials. Roland was also a shrewd business person.
A San Francisco native, Ruth debuted as a child performer on the vaudeville stage. When she was 12, she became the youngest student to attend Hollywood High School. She became the school’s first big movie star.
In 1911, she appeared in her first film, A Chance Shot, made for Kalem Studios in Los Angeles. She quickly became the studios most popular female star on the West Coast.
After attaining stardom at Kalem, she signed with Balboa Films from 1914 to 1917.
In 1915, she formed her own production company, Ruth Roland Serials, and inked a deal with Pathé to distribute her serial films.
Between 1909 and 1927, Roland scored a number of box-office hits. But as she grew older, and with the advent of talking pictures, her box-office returns declined.
Roland continued to prosper, thanks to her real estate holdings. She married twice before passing away from cancer in 1937. She was only 45-years-old.
About the Ruth Roland Sawmill Framed Poster:
- Captures the fun and thrills of early silent films.
- Has a sense of humor that everyone relates to.
- Shows off Ruth Roland at her best!
Make a statement in any room with this framed poster printed on high quality paper, with a partly glossy, partly matte finish.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black color
• .75” thick
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included