Souvenir Spoon of Marion Davies by Oneida Community pattern Par Silver Plate
Silver-plated spoon stamped with an image of Marion Davies at the top of the handle. Davies' name appears below her portrait and her signature is stamped on the spoon handle. The reverse of the spoon's handle is stamped with the words "Oneida Community Par Plate."
In 1925 Photoplay commissioned this spoon from the Oneida silverware manufacturer as part of a set of twelve. Each spoon depicted a popular film star of the era. The souvenirs, available directly from Photoplay, were popular with the magazine's readers.
Historical note source
Walter C. VanBuren, "Spoons of the Silent Stars," Movie Collector's World, 1985.
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