THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE (1924) Douglas Fairbanks, Anna May Wong
Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Douglas Fairbanks, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher, Julianne Johnston, Sojin, Anna May Wong, dir: Raoul Walsh; United Artists. A great achievement in silent film art and still considered one of the best fantasy films ever made. The art direction by William Cameron Menzies is still one of the most beautifully created environments designed for any film, and the special effects, as primitive as they are still work as any modern day effect. Though over 40, Douglas Fairbanks embodied the character of swashbuckling, youthful acrobatic and dashing hero. Here he with Anna May Wong, who though the first Asian American movie star, was, as in this film, cast as villainous characters. Still is coded TB-13. Ink stamp from Photoplay Magazine on the verso. 1” (2.5 c.) tear at center top margin, and a smaller tear next to it have been tape repaired. Single pin hole at top left and bottom right corners of the image. NEAR FINE.
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