ELEANOR POWELL WEARS ADRIAN GOWN (1940) Oversized publicity photo


[Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940]. Vintage original 10 x 13″ (25 x 32 cm.) black-and-white double weight glossy silver gelatin photo. Minor wear, black edging along left side as issued. Near fine.

Eleanor Powell wears a gown designed by Adrian to publicize the 1940 musical Broadway Melody of 1940. The last in the series of the Broadway Melody franchise, this would be Powell’s only film pairing with Fred Astaire. Deluxe oversized studio photo issued prior to photographer stamp and type. Portrait likely by Clarence Bull.

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