ANNA CHRISTIE (1930) Photo
Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler, George F. Marion, dir: Clarence Brown, MGM. For Garbo’s first All-Talking picture film, MGM had the world wait more than two years into the sound movie process before allowing her to be heard. They chose Eugene O’Neill’s famous play as her vehicle and it was a super hit. This scene still includes Garbo as Anna and veteran actor George F. Marion as her father. Marion adapted the play and wrote the screenplay. Garbo was nominated for the Academy Award as best actress for her very first talkie.
This was a stark and minimalist version of the famous play, far different from most MGM films of the time. Though the film creaks, Garbo’s work is still astonishing. At a time when the Academy Awards were still under construction, Garbo was actually nominated twice in the same year, she received a separate nomination for Romance.
Still is coded 456-145. Writing in pencil on verso. Crease at top blank white margin near right side likely form paper clip. Minor edge and corner wear, NEAR FINE.
-GretaGarbo -ANNACHRISTIE -EugeneONeill
Out of stock