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Warner Baxter as Alessandro
Edwin Carewe's "Ramona" (1928)


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Actor Warner Baxter in costume as the character Alessandro from director Edwin Carewe's 1928 adaptation of Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, "Ramona," which was loosely based on the people and features of Rancho Camulos.

Fan card, 5x7 inches, sent to Miss Charlotte Klima of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, probably in response to a request for a photograph. Baxter's signature on the photograph is printed, but the writing on the envelope (below) appears to be in Baxter's own hand.

A handwritten notation on the back of both the photo/fan card and the envelope says it was received Jan. 11, 1928. The movie didn't come out until March 28 in Los Angeles and May 14 in New York.



About Edwin Carewe's "Ramona."

Director Edwin Carewe's "Ramona" is one of a handful of film adaptations of Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, which was based in part on the people and settings of Rancho Camulos in the western Santa Clarita Valley.

While readers of the novel and most filmmakers were drawn to Jackson's idyllic portrayal of Old Spanish California, the author's actual intent was to draw attention to the mistreatment of Native Americans. Carewe's adaptation is truer than others to Jackson's intent in its depictions of white colonizers' abuses.


LW3062: 9600 dpi jpeg from original fan card purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.
EDWIN CAREWE'S "RAMONA" (1928)

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