Oil Pastels / Charcoal

Oil Pastels / Charcoal

With permission of Ms. Roanna Prell, image #1 is of her mother, Miss Emily Renard.  In 1931 Goode sketched 20-year-old Emily Renard (her professional name) a theatre performer who trained in classical ballet.  Miss Renard’s theater experience expanded, and she performed many styles of dance as an ensemble dancer in silent pictures/early talkies in late 1920s and 1930s Hollywood, had a vaudeville act, danced with the San Carlo Opera Company, and was a Fox Movietone Follies Girl in 1929

Uncertain of the medium Goode used for this drawing, Ms. Prell leans towards pastels or charcoal

After a fire destroyed Ms. Prell’s grandmother’s house in 1968, this fragile 1931 drawing of Miss Renard remained

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After settling in Los Angeles from New York in 1922, Goode played the cello in the orchestra at 20th Century Fox, worked for and was friends with Tom Mix during the silent movie era, playing music for Mr. Mix’s silent films.  Goode sketched pen and inks of the burgeoning and well-known movie stars of the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940s; many of these sketches were displayed in local print media.

American Silent Film Era Stars Gallery