M-G-M’S STUDIO BOSS AND HIS TOP TALENT (1943) Oversize photo$375.00
[Hollywood: MGM, 1943]. Vintage original 16 x 20″ (41 x 51 cm.) oversize black-and-white print still photo, slight rippling and creasing at edges, near fine.
A collective portrait of MGM’s enormous star roster in 1943, which includes Katharine Hepburn (seated next to studio head Louis Mayer), Lucille Ball, Hedi Lamarr, James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, and many others. Descriptive text at bottom gives the names of everyone in the photo.
It also lists actors missing because they were touring military camps during World War II (Lana Turner, Judy Garland, and others) and four actors who were now on active duty in the armed forces (including Clark Gable).