Silent Sundays: Anna Lehr in “The Valley of Doubt”
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 230
Here’s another piece from my modest Anna Lehr collection. Lehr (on the left) was Ann Dvorak’s mother and a respected film actress in her own right in the 1910s and early 20s. Unfortunately her movies are not around, but every so often I am able to find a piece of Mama Lehr memorabilia. This is a photo from the 1920 feature The Valley of Doubt with Arline Pretty. The film was produced by Lewis J. Selznick whose son Myron would later be Ann Dvorak’s agent. His other son David would not cast Ann as Melanie in Gone With the Wind, though he thought about it for a millisecond.