MERRY WIDOW, THE (1925) Title lobby card Mae Murray, John Gilbert embrace
Vintage original 11 x 14 28 x 35 cm. Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Tully Marshall, dir: Eric von Stroheim; MGM. A classic silent film and one of the best of the genre. Also one of the most notorious because of its tempestuous production. Based on the Franz Lehar operetta and trotted out twice more in later years by MGM, the problems Stroheim caused in production, particularly with star Murray (whose temper was equal to his) and with executive Irving Thalberg, were such that this would be the last film he would direct for MGM. One of the most expensive and decadent films of the silent era, and orgy scene had to be severely cut for censorship reasons. Shot in 1924, Joan Crawford and Clark Gable reportedly appeared as extras. The card has a large pin hole at the top left corner which has been reinforced with archival tape on the verso. There are pin holes at the right and bottom left corners as well as a chip to the bottom left corner. There is light spotting and smudging over all the card. It must come back in the same condition as it was sent. AUTHENTICATION: My name is Walter Reuben. I have been collecting movie posters since 1978. I have been a full-time dealer since 1982.
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ABOUT ME: For further information, go to the ABOUT ME. The item "MERRY WIDOW, THE (1925) Title lobby card Mae Murray, John Gilbert embrace" is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2015.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\Pre-1940". The seller is "walterfilmusa" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Format: Lobby card, U.
- Condition / Grading: About Fine