KATHARINE HEPBURN | CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933) Portrait
[Los Angeles: RKO, 1933]. Vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo. Minor edge wear, just about fine.
Though the story concentrated on an illicit romance between a happily married man and a young aviatrix, director Dorothy Arzner populated her pre-Code production with a largely LGBTQ cast and crew and explored the themes of gender dynamics of the 1930s when women were looking to be independent and to defy the societal-imposed gender roles. No better star actress than Katharine Hepburn could better play this role. Arzner and company changed the title from THE GREAT DESIRE to CHRISTOPHER STRONG.
Still is coded “P649-38”. RKO Radio Pictures ink stamp on verso. Original attached paper blurb.
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