The only one I have ever come across. Both she and her husband Roland West, who was having an affair with Thelma Todd at the time of her death (note letter heading “Management of Roland West”), were suspects in Thelma Todd’s suspicious 1935 death. Jewel Carmen was an American silent film actress who appeared in over thirty films, mostly in the late 1910s. In addition to being known for her film career, she received notoriety for being involved in several scandals throughout her career. Raised in Portland, Oregon, Carmen began acting in Hollywood at age 15, eventually performing with Keystone Studios. She first garnered public attention for her involvement in a statutory rape case involving herself and a 35-year-old automobile dealer in Los Angeles, but the charges against him were ultimately dropped as she could not concretely prove her age. Carmen resumed her career, appearing in several films throughout the 1910s, including a small role in D. Griffith’s Intolerance (1916), followed by leads in American Aristocracy (1916) opposite Douglas Fairbanks, and in Frank Lloyd’s A Tale of Two Cities (1917). She also starred as Cosette in Lloyd’s adaptation of Les Misérables (also 1917). In 1918, she married film director Roland West. Carmen made her final film appearance in West’s horror film The Bat (1926). In December 1935, Carmen garnered significant media coverage following the death of actress Thelma Todd, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage of Carmen and West’s Pacific Palisades home. Carmen became embroiled in the investigation after she claimed to have seen Todd on Hollywood Boulevard hours after the time police determined Todd had died. A grand jury ultimately ruled Todd’s death accidental, with the consensus that she had inadvertently caused her own death by running her car inside the garage to warm herself after West locked her out of the home; Todd and West had been engaged in a romantic affair at the time. Following Todd’s death, Carmen and West divorced, and she lived the remainder of her life outside the public eye before dying in an El Cajon nursing home in 1984, aged 86. 1924You Can’t Get Away with It (uncredited). 1918The Bride of Fear. 1918The Girl with the Champagne Eyes. 1917The Kingdom of Love. Cosette at age 18. 1917When a Man Sees Red. 1917To Honor and Obey. 1917A Tale of Two Cities. Favorite of the Harem (uncredited). 1916Ignatz’s Icy Injury (Short) (as Evelyn Quick). Gladys – the Girl. 1916The Jailbird’s Last Flight (Short) (as Evelyn Quick). 1916The Children in the House. 1916Daphne and the Pirate (as Jewell Carman). 1913Cohen Saves the Flag (Short). 1913Four Queens and a Jack (Short). Evelyn – the Girl (as Evelyn Quick). 1913He and Himself (Short). The Girl (as Evelyn Quick). Miss Highscreechi, the Soprano (as Evelyn Quick). 1913The Knight of Her Dreams (Short). Evelyn (as Evelyn Quick). 1913That Ragtime Band (Short). Woman in Audience (uncredited). 1913Cupid in a Dental Parlor (Short). Ethel Parks (as Evelyn Quick). 1913Those Good Old Days (Short). Lady of the Court (uncredited). 1913A Wife Wanted (Short). Girl (as Evelyn Quick). 1913The Two Widows (Short). 2nd Widow (as Evelyn Quick). 1913A Strong Revenge (Short). Party Guest (as Evelyn Quick). 1913The Professor’s Daughter (Short). The Professor’s Daughter (as Evelyn Quick). 1912A Son’s Example (Short). Edith – the Bank President’s Daughter (as Florence La Vinci). 1912The Will of Destiny (Short). Alice (as Florence La Vinci). This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Movies\Cards & Papers”. The seller is “pengang” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Object Type: Cards & Paper
- Industry: Movies