Dorothy Gibson 1912 Publicity Portrait

1912
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Publicity photo of Dorothy Gibson

This photo of silent movie actress and Titanic survivor Dorothy Gibson is her last known publicity portrait. It was issued during her final star turn in Saved From the Titanic.

The photo was used mainly for the film's British and French promotional campaigns in the summer of 1912, appearing in newspapers, magazines and as advertising postcards.

The special significance of the image lies in what Dorothy is wearing - a white silk evening dress, almost certainly the one she wore in the film and, more importantly, what she wore aboard the Titanic the night it went down. Dorothy famously wore for the movie the very dress, cardigan sweater and polo coat she had on when she stepped into lifeboat no. 7. —Randy Bigham Collection

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Acknowledgements

Randy Bryan Bigham

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2018) Dorothy Gibson 1912 Publicity Portrait ( ref: #21921, published 27 December 2018, generated 5th August 2021 10:30:45 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/dorothy-gibson-1912-publicity-portrait.html