IRENE DUNNE | ROBERTA (1935) Portrait by Ernest A. Bachrach$300.00
[Hollywood: RKO, 1935]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photo. There are minor creases at all four corners, about fine.
A beautiful portrait of the lovely Irene, which has all the bells and whistles. As the princess who inherits her family’s couture business, Irene starred and sang some of Jerome Kern’s most memorable songs. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made it a dance musical.
Eugene Joseff provided the ornate tiara Dunne wears in the photo, her gown by Bernard Newman. Still is coded N.Y. 803-297. On the verso is the attached paper typewritten publicity blurb, the RKO Radio Pictures ink stamp crediting the studio and photographer Ernest A. Bachrach, the March 26, 1935, Examiner Library ink date stamp and the Hollywood RKO-Hillstreet ink stamp (the grand RKO Hillstreet Theatre, built in 1922 and demolished in 1965, was at 801 S. Hill Street in Los Angeles and was a premier venue for RKO films).