GREED (1924) – 4
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 179-235 presents the wedding dinner. Once McTeague wins the lottery, Trina steps up their wedding plans, and a lavish reception takes place. Still 235 is marked Goldwyn Pictures at front bottom left corner and is ink date stamped on the verso Jan. 13, 1925. There is a chip to the bottom left corner and an area of abrasion to the mid right edge. NEAR FINE.
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