Mary Nolan: vintage 8x10 photo which had crop lines and black out to create a newspaper ad. I was able to clean most of markings away, but you can still see the outlines.
She was born Mary Imogene Robertson, most likely in 1902, in Louisville, KY. In the 1920s, Mary performed in the Ziegfeld Follies under the stage name Imogene “Bubbles” Wilson. Mary was fired from the Follies in 1924 due to a high-profile scandal around her affair with comedian Frank Tinney. For two years after that, she worked as an actress in Germany appearing in 17 films under the name Imogene Robertson. She began using the name Mary Nolan when she returned to the United States in 1927 and signed with Universal Pictures. She went on to appear in several american films, but by the early 1930s, her career was in decline due to drug use and a reputation for being difficult to work with. Mary died of an over-dose of barbiturates at the age of 42, her death was ruled to be “accident or suicide”.