GREED (1924) – 2


Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) single weight glossy sepia-tinted gelatin silver print still photo, USA. Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing, dir: Erich von Stroheim; MGM. The legendary film based on the Frank Norris book MCTEAGUE, the screen adaptation by June Mathis and director von Stroheim. When the family of the hard working McTeague win a lottery, his wife Trina’s hoarding of the money destroys their lives. It is stills like this that allowed a restoration of the film. In the history of film, this is the most legendary for its being released in only a very truncated version, with the original cut, running for nearly ten hours, viewed by only a select few at MGM.

Still 179-563 features Marcus (Jean Hersholt) in a saloon confrontation scene before he heads out to the desert. This still is ink stamped Jan. 10, 1925 and includes the original attached paper blurb. There is very minor creasing at the top left corner and at the mid top blank white margin, otherwise outstanding. NEAR FINE.

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