This just in from Are Myklebust:
[Referrering to the posting at Mark Sonntag's blog "Walt's early gig" (April 25, 2008)
Walt Disney quoted in Bob Thomas biography:
"The Newman was playing a Cecil B. DeMille picture, Male and Female, and all I had to work with was a standing photo of the stars Gloria Swanson and Thomas Meighan. Well I thought it would make a better ad if they were lying down, and that's how I drew them."
Could it be this photo (above)?]
[Here is another still from ”Male and Female” (1919)]