FUNNY FACE (1927) Oversize Broadway photo$350.00
Vintage original 14 x 11″ (35 x 28 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Fred Astaire, Adele Astaire, Victor Moore, Betty Compton. William Kent, Gertrude McDonald, produced by: Alex A. Aarons, Vinton Freedley: Alvin Theatre. Top right, bottom right and left corners are trimmed for publication. Some border wear, fun image from old Broadway. Very good.
A very popular George and Ira Gershwin musical for which many of their top songs were written. Hit songs included “S’Wonderful”, “Funny Face” and “My One and Only”. The show opened the Alvin Theatre and was the first in which Fred Astaire danced in tails, at this time with sister Adele. Future movie names included Alfred Newman as musical director and Bobby Connolly on dances.
In this image we have the smart looking supporting players Betty Compton, William Kent and Gertrude McDonald. Their names are in pencil on the back as are three ink stamps from Culver Pictures.